Hometown: Kearney, Neb. Alma Mater: Concordia University, Nebraska
Jason Weides completed his 10th season at the helm of the Bulldog men's soccer program in 2017. He spent several years as an assistant for the men's team before becoming head coach. Weides is 97-78-18 overall and 47-46-10 in the GPAC in his career.
The 2015 season marked a high point in Bulldog men's soccer history as Weides led the program to its first-ever GPAC title and first-ever national tournament appearance. Concordia accomplished those feats by knocking off each of the conference's top-three seeds on the road during its GPAC tournament run that culminated with a 1-0 upset of No. 19 Hastings in the championship game. The 2015 squad finished with an overall record of 11-7-3.
The 2015 group initiated an active run of three GPAC title game appearances in a row. In 2017, Weides steered the Bulldogs to a program record shattering 16 victories while marching to another conference final meeting with rival Hastings. A third-place finisher in 2016, Concordia moved up a rung into a tie for second in the final 2017 conference regular-season standings. Over the past three seasons, the Bulldogs have gone a combined 6-2-1 in GPAC postseason action.
Under Weides, Concordia has won 10 or more games in seven-consecutive seasons (80-45-13 over that stretch) - a feat only two other GPAC schools have accomplished. The 2017 team broke another school record while winning seven conference games. 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. In the midst of going 22-13-3 over the 2011-12 seasons, Weides 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 head 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.
Hometown: Plzen, Czech Republic Alma Mater: Grand Canyon University (Ariz.)
Most recently the head girls’ soccer coach at Kofa High School in Yuma, Ariz., Jan Chvojan joined head coach Jason Weides’ staff prior to the 2017 season. He is a native of Plzen, Czech Republic. Chvojan's first season in Seward saw the Bulldog break the program record for wins in a season with 16.
While at NCAA Division I Grand Canyon University in Phoenix, Ariz., Chvojan earned CoSIDA Academic All-America and Academic All-Western Athletic Conference accolades. He served as team captain of the Lopes and also filled the same role at his previous school, Mid-Continent University (Ky.). Chvojan picked up his degree in psychology. He’s pursuing an MBA in organizational development from Concordia.
In addition to two years spent as head girls’ coach at Kofa, Chvojan has worked the boys U-10 and U-14 club circuits for the PAO Soccer Academy in Paducah, Ky., (2015 and 2015) and for boys and girls U-17s in Yuma (2012).
Jan is the son of Jan and Dagmar. He has two sisters, Zuzana and Michaela.
Hometown: Chatham, England Alma Mater: Milligan College
Dan Ball completed his second season as goalkeeper coach for both the Concordia University men’s and women’s soccer programs in 2017. Ball serves on the staffs of head coaches Jason Weides and Greg Henson.
With the help of Ball's teaching, sophomore goalkeeper Lindsey Carley enjoyed a big first season as a starter. She earned GPAC Defensive Player of the Year accolades while helping the Bulldogs to an outright conference regular-season title. Ball has also tutored all-conference goalkeepers in Jack Bennett, Mark Horsburgh and Chrissy Lind. Lind earned second team all-conference honors while Horsburgh garnered honorable mention accolades in 2016. Bennett picked up second team All-GPAC recognition.
A graduate of Milligan College in Tennessee, Ball previously served as an assistant coach at Milligan, where he also worked closely with the team’s keepers. In addition, he assisted at the Premier Goalkeeper Academy Camp.
Ball started all four seasons during his playing career at Milligan. He helped the Buffaloes to two Appalachian Athletic Conference titles while earning all-conference recognition three times. He served as team captain for two years. The native of Chatham, England, received his bachelor of arts in political science with a minor in English from Milligan. He is pursuing a master’s in business administration from Concordia.
Hometown: Southampton, England Alma Mater: Concordia University, Nebraska
Nick Holmes completed his seventh season as an assistant men’s soccer coach at Concordia University in 2017. He served three years as an assistant for the Bulldog women’s soccer program from 2008-10. Over the past seven seasons, Concordia men's soccer has won at least 10 games each year with a GPAC tournament title in 2015 and conference tournament runner-up finishes in 2016 and 2017. The 2017 team shattered the program record for wins in a season.
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 for 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.