Men's Soccer Coaching Staff

Jason Weides

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Hometown: Kearney, Neb.
Alma Mater: Concordia University, Nebraska

Coach Weides completed his seventh season at the helm of the Bulldog men's soccer program in 2014. He spent several years as an assistant for the men's team before becoming head coach. Weides is 59-61-12 overall and 30-37-8 in the GPAC in his career.

Under Weides, Concordia has won 10 or more games in four-consecutive seasons (42-28-7 over that stretch) - a feat only three other GPAC schools have accomplished. In 2013, Weides led Concordia to a 6-4 conference record, breaking the school record for GPAC wins in a season. Then in 2014, the Bulldogs defeated Doane, 1-0, in the conference tournament to advance to the semifinals for the first time in more than a decade.

Prior to 2013, Weides' Bulldogs won 11 games in both 2011 and 2012, coming up one win short of the school record of 12 wins set by the 2001 team that featured Weides as a player. In the midst of going 22-13-3 over the 2011-12 seasons, he guided the Bulldogs to 10-consecutive home wins, a streak that spanned from Aug. 27, 2011, to Sept. 26, 2012.

From 2010-13, Weides helped develop forward Nathan Douglas into one of the top players in the history of the program. Douglas broke the school's career goals record in 2013, finishing with 43. Douglas earned first team all-conference honors as a junior and senior and was named to the second team as a sophomore.
Weides is a native of Kearney, Neb. and an alumnus of Concordia. While attending school at Concordia, he played soccer and was a four-year letter winner for the Bulldogs. He was named to the honorable mention all-conference team as a sophomore and was a second team selection as a senior in 2001.
Weides' coaching resume includes serving as an assistant coach at Concordia under former coach Bill Schranz in 2002. He also spent time at Kearney High School where he was an assistant coach from 2003-05, helping the team to its first state tournament appearance since 1998. During Weides' time at Kearney, he also was the head coach of the Kearney Sublime club soccer team. He then returned as an assistant at Concordia from 2005-08.

Weides has been involved with Athletes in Action and the Seward County Soccer Club. He earned his bachelor’s degree in Commercial Art from Concordia University in 2002. He resides in Seward with his wife Erin.

Bulldogs Under Coach Weides

2008: 6-10-2 Overall, 4-6-2 GPAC

2009: 4-13-1 Overall, 2-9-1 GPAC

2010: 7-10-2 Overall, 4-7 GPAC

2011: 11-5-3 Overall, 5-3-2 GPAC

2012: 11-8 Overall, 4-6 GPAC

2013: 10-9 Overall, 6-4 GPAC

2014: 10-6-4 Overall, 5-2-3 GPAC

Total:  59-61-12 Overall, 30-37-8 GPAC (7 years)

Contact Coach Weides
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Nico Luque

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Hometown: Bogotá DC, Colombia
Alma Mater: Southern Wesleyan University

Nico Luque entered his first season as a graduate assistant men’s soccer coach at Concordia University in 2014-15.

Luque has held several coaching positions in his young professional career. He has served as an assistant coach for the Upward Stars (National Premier Soccer League) in 2014, his alma mater Southern Wesleyan University in 2013 and for D.W. Daniel High School in South Carolina for two years. He has also worked as a training coach at the Coerver SC Performance Academy and a club coach for the Clemson Anderson Soccer Allegiance. He holds a National Soccer Coaches’ Association of America (NSCAA) National Diploma.

As an assistant coach for the 2013 Warrior squad, Luque helped Southern Wesleyan to an NCCAA (National Christian College Athletic Association) national championship. The 2014 Upward Stars captured a conference title.

The native of Bogotá DC, Colombia, enjoyed a distinguished career as a center midfielder/center back at Southern Wesleyan, where he was a Southern States Athlete Conference all-league selection and NCCAA third team All-American in 2012. In addition, Luque earned NCCAA all-south region in 2011 and 2012 while also being named an academic All-American by the NCCAA three-straight years (2010-12). A three-year captain for Southern Wesleyan, Luque garnered NAIA scholar-athlete recognition each year from 2010-12.

In his native city, Luque played semi-professionally for Millonarios FC for 10 seasons, during which he was a member of the reserves team and practiced with the first (professional) team.

Luque graduated with Cum Laude honors from Southern Wesleyan, receiving his bachelor of science in psychology and a minor in athletic coaching. He is pursuing his MBA in management from Concordia University. 

Nick Holmes

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Hometown: Southampton, England
Alma Mater: Concordia University, Nebraska

Nick Holmes entered his fifth season as an assistant men’s soccer coach at Concordia University in 2014-15. He served three years as an assistant for the Bulldog women’s soccer program from 2008-10.

Holmes has also lent his expertise to several local organizations, camps and clubs. He worked as a staff coach for the Capital Soccer Association from 2010-13 as well as a staff coach for Sporting Lincoln FC in 2013 and 2014. In addition, he has served as a residential camp staff coach at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in each of the past three years (2012-14).

Holmes holds a National Soccer Coaches’ Association of America (NSCAA) National Diploma and NSCAA Goalkeeping Level I and II diplomas.

A former Bulldog athlete, Holmes played for the Concordia men’s soccer program in 2005 and 2006. He graduated from Concordia with a bachelor of arts in history and M.S. family life.

The native of Southampton, England, resides in Seward with his wife, Jen, and their two sons, Andrew and Samuel.

Brendan Buchanan

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Hometown: Broomfield, Colo.
Alma Mater: Concordia University, Nebraska

Brendan Buchanan, a 2015 Concordia University graduate, enters his first as an assistant coach on the men’s soccer staff in 2015-16.

The native of Broomfield, Colo., transitions to the coaching staff following a successful four-year run as the Bulldog goalkeeper. Over 57 games between 2011 and 2014, Buchanan made 223 saves, racked up 11 shutouts, posted a 1.136 goals against average and recorded an .811 save percentage. He concluded his career with a record of 26-15-4.

Buchanan earned numerous honors during his career. He received Capital One Academic All-America Second Team and academic all-district recognition as a senior. He was a three-time GPAC defensive player of the week and an honorable mention all-conference selection in 2014. He also earned NAIA Scholar-Athlete laurels in back-to-back years.

Buchanan earned his degree in secondary education from Concordia University.