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    Greg Henson

    Athletics

    Head Women's Soccer Coach

    Greg Henson Athletics

    Head Women's Soccer Coach

    Hometown: St. Louis, Mo.
    Alma Mater: Webster University

    Greg Henson was officially announced as Concordia University head women's soccer coach on June 19, 2013. After five seasons at the helm of the program, Henson owns an overall record of 70-25-11.

    The St. Louis native guided the program to new heights in 2014 as the Bulldogs upset No. 20 Hastings in the GPAC tournament title game to clinch Concordia's first-ever women's soccer national tournament appearance. Along the way, the 2014 team broke program single-season records for wins (16), shutouts (12) and fewest goals allowed (since broken). In addition, Henson's second Bulldog squad became the first ever to earn a national ranking (No. 24) and go undefeated against conference opponents (9-0-4).

    The 2014 season was just a start. The four winningest seasons in program history have all come over the last four years. During that time, the Bulldogs have gone a combined 60-16-12 with two GPAC tournament titles (2014, 2016), one outright conference regular-season championship (2017) two national tournament trips, four-straight conference championship game appearances and a national ranking as high as 16th.

    The 2016 team became the first in program history to ever host the GPAC championship game, a feat repeated in 2017. At the time, it also equaled the 2014 edition for the school's most wins in a single season (a win was added in 2017 to the 2014 team's record due to the use of an ineligible player by an opponent). In addition, the 2015 GPAC runner up broke the 2014 squad's record for fewest goals allowed in a year. The record was re-set in 2017 (14 goals allowed).

    Henson's first five seasons have produced nine first team all-conference selections: Jordan Donohoue (2013), Rachel Mussell (2014), Jessica Skerston (2014), Melissa Stine (2014), Sami Birmingham (2016), Maria Deeter (2016, 2017) Chelsea Bright (2017) and Lindsey Carley (2017). In her first season as a starting keeper, Carley became the program's first conference player of the year since 2003.

    Individual records were broken in 2014 by sophomore Chrissy Lind (most goalkeeper shutouts - 10) and Skerston (most game-winning goals - eight). Lind ended her career with virtually all major school career goalkeeping records, such as most games and minutes played, shutouts and saves.

    In the classroom, Henson's squads have earned marks that have equaled their high performance standards on the field. The 2013 Bulldogs led the NAIA in number of scholar-athletes and topped all women's soccer programs nationally (NAIA and all NCAA divisions) with a combined 3.75 GPA. Concordia women's soccer has continued to rank among the top 10 NAIA programs in terms of team GPA.

    Henson came to Concordia after serving as head girls’ varsity soccer coach at Lutheran High School in St. Charles, Mo., where he earned 2011 and 2013 Archdiocesan Athletic Association (AAA) Coach of the Year honors. In total, Henson possessed 12 years of soccer coaching experience at the collegiate, high school and club levels prior to his arrival at Concordia.

    As head girl's coach at Lutheran High School, Henson guided the Lady Cougars to the state tournament quarterfinals and the school’s second most victories in program history in 2013 during a 17-7 campaign that included Lutheran’s first-ever Class 1 District 7 championship and first AAA Conference championship. For its remarkable season, Henson was named Class 1 Central Region Coach of the Year. He served as head coach for three seasons at Lutheran.

    In addition, Henson worked as an assistant women’s coach at Lindenwood University in St. Charles for two seasons (2011-12). In this role he contributed in virtually all aspects of the program, including training, game planning and recruiting. He also instructed Freshman Orientation, a two-credit course at Lindenwood.

    Prior to his time at Lutheran and Lindenwood, Henson enjoyed a successful tenure as head men’s soccer coach at St. Louis Community College in 2009 and 2010. He directed the Highlanders to the 2010 Midwest Community College Athletic Conference title and was named the league’s Coach of the Year.

    Henson holds a United States Soccer Federation National “B” License and Level III Goalkeeping Diploma from the National Soccer Coaches Association of America. He coached at the club level in the St. Louis area from 2001 – 2010 and has, in recent years, held positions as staff coach for the Missouri Olympic Development Program, assistant coach for the St. Louis Lions of the Premier Development League, assistant tournament director for the St. Louis College Showcase and tournament director for the annual Highlander Futsal Classic.

    In addition to his main role as head women’s soccer coach, Henson serves as director of intramurals and teaches classes within the health and human performance department at Concordia.

    Henson holds a bachelor of arts in human resource management from Webster University (1998) and a master of arts in sports management from Lindenwood (2013).

    Bulldogs Under Coach Henson


    2013: 10-9-1 Overall, 5-5 GPAC

    2014: 16-3-3 Overall, 7-0-3 GPAC

    2015: 14-5-2 Overall, 7-3-1 GPAC

    2016: 15-6-1 Overall, 7-3 GPAC

    2017: 15-2-4 Overall, 9-0-1 GPAC (1st place)

    Total:  70-25-11 Overall, 35-11-5 GPAC (5 years)

     

     

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    Chris Luther

    Athletics, Health & Human Performance

    Assistant Professor of Health and Human Performance, Assistant Women's Soccer Coach

    Chris Luther Athletics, Health & Human Performance

    Assistant Professor of Health and Human Performance, Assistant Women's Soccer Coach

    Hometown: Helena, Mont.
    Alma Mater: York College

    Chris Luther, who also serves as an assistant professor of health and human performance at Concordia, is in his first season on the Bulldog women’s soccer staff in 2018-19. Originally from Helena, Mont., Luther has familiarized himself with the Nebraska soccer scene since his days as a student-athlete at York College, where he graduated from in 1994.

    Luther returned to his alma mater to coach the men’s soccer team from 1998 – 2008 and again from 2009 – 2012. Luther also served as head coach for the Panther women from 2001 – 2004. Additionally, Luther has experience as a camp director and high school coach, including a coaching stint at Monterey High School in Lubbock, Texas, and most recently at York High School. During his career, Luther has been honored as the National Christian College Athletic Association Central Region Coach of the Year twice (2001 and 2002) and as the Texas District 6-5A Coach of the Year in 1997.

    Prior to his coaching career, Luther reached significant heights as an athlete. A member of the York College Hall of Fame, Luther twice collected National Small College Athletic Association All-America honors while serving as a team captain. He led the Panthers to NSCAA national titles in 1990 and 1992. As a high school coach in Texas, Luther also stayed active as a member of the Tri-State Indoor Soccer League’s Lubbock Lasers.

    Luther possesses a National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) Advanced National Diploma and a United States Soccer Federation (USSF) National ‘C’ License. He graduated from York with a degree in secondary education (7-12 mathematics). He earned his masters of education in outdoor education from Southern Adventist University (Tenn.).

    Chris has two children: Jorre and Aislinn. Jorre is entering his freshman year as a member of the Concordia football team in 2018.

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    Amy Panayi

    Athletics

    Graduate Assistant Women's Soccer Coach

    Amy Panayi Athletics

    Graduate Assistant Women's Soccer Coach

    Hometown: Liverpool, England
    Alma Mater: Tennessee Wesleyan University 

    Amy Panayi is in her first season in 2017-18 as a graduate assistant coach on Greg Henson’s staff. Panayi graduated from Tennessee Wesleyan University in May 2017 with a degree in physical education. In her first season on staff, Concordia captured its first-ever outright conference regular-season title.

    A native of Liverpool, England, Panayi started all four years for the Bulldogs. She tallied 19 career goals and was the recipient of the Jack Bowling award (given to someone who represents the ideals of being a team player, showing enthusiasm on and off the field and is supportive of other TWU athletic teams). Panayi helped the 2016 Tennessee Wesleyan team to a conference title and a berth in the national championships.

    Panayi owns numerous coaching licenses: FA level I in coaching, USSF license E and F in coaching and NSCAA level I in goalkeeping. She coached for four years at McMinn United Futbol Club in Athens, Tenn.

    Currently pursuing her master’s degree in human resource management, Amy is the daughter of Angela Panayi. She has an identical twin sister Connie. She is an avid fan of the Everton Football Club.

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    Adam Lewis

    Athletics

    Goalkeeper Coach

    Adam Lewis Athletics

    Goalkeeper Coach

    Hometown: Edinburgh, Scotland
    Alma Mater: Mid-Continent University, Kentucky

    Adam Lewis joined the Concordia University men's and women's staffs for the 2018-19 season as the goalkeeper coach.

    Lewis played his college soccer with Mid-Continent University, where he was a four-year starter. Lewis was a First Team all-conference in the AMC conference. Additionally, he was the Transouth Conference scholar athlete on two occasions. He was also a part of the East Scotland amateur league Championship team.

    While excelling on the field, Lewis coached club and individually in Scotland and America. He has even earned his USSF Level E and Scottish Football Association Level 2 Coaching badges.

    Adam is the son of Jean and Michael Lewis. Adam graduated from Mid-Continent University with a degree in Business and Administration. He is pursuing an MBA leadership and management through change degree.