Women's Soccer Coaching Staff
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 two seasons at the helm of the program, Henson owns an overall record of 24-12-6.
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 (15), shutouts (12) and fewest goals allowed (19). 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).
In his first season, Henson led the Bulldogs to an overall mark of 9-9-2 and trip to the GPAC semifinals for the second time in school history at the time. Concordia advanced past Briar Cliff in the quarterfinals by winning a penalty-kick shootout.
Henson's first two seasons have produced four first team all-conference selections: Jordan Donohoue (2013), Rachel Mussell (2014), Jessica Skerston (2014) and Melissa Stine (2014). Individual records were broken in 2014 by sophomore Chrissy Lind (most goalkeeper shutouts - 10) and Skerston (most game-winning goals - eight).
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.
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 brought 12 years of coaching soccer at the collegiate, high school and club levels prior to his arrival at Concordia. Henson already possessed an intricate understanding of the collegiate recruiting scene and is described as a tactician and superb instructor of the game.
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 has 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: 9-9-2 Overall, 5-5 GPAC
2014: 15-3-4 Overall, 6-0-4 GPAC
Total: 24-12-6 Overall, 11-5-4 GPAC (2 years)
Contact Coach Henson
- 402-643-7208 (office) • Greg.Henson@cune.edu
Hometown: Salem, Va.
Alma Mater: Belmont University
Kim Elmore begins her first season as a graduate assistant coach on the Concordia University women’s soccer staff in 2015-16.
The native of Salem, Va., played four seasons of NCAA Division I soccer, including one at East Tennessee State University and her final three at Belmont University. Over her three seasons at Belmont, Elmore played in all 54 games as a three-year starter. She also appeared in 16 games in her freshman season at East Tennessee.
As a prep at Salem High School, Elmore earned all-district honors all four years, all-region three times and all-state twice. She was a two-year captain and was named the All-Timesland Player of the year as a senior.
Following college, Elmore was a trial player for Sky Blue FC of the National Women’s Professional League during preseason. She also had offers to play in the Czech Republic and Sweden. Her coaching experience includes stints with a U11 club team and as a personal trainer and coach for camps at Vanderbilt University and Belmont. She is in the process of receiving her ‘E’ coaching license.
Elmore earned her bachelor of science degree in corporate communications and a minor in social work. She is currently pursuing her masters in business administration from Concordia.
Hometown: Manhattan, Kan.
Alma Mater: Concordia University, Nebraska
Jordan Donohoue completed her first season as a Concordia University assistant women's soccer coach in 2014-15. Donohoue successfully transitioned from one of the program's top players to assisting head coach Greg Henson on the winningest season in school history in 2014.
A standout on the pitch from 2010-13 for the Bulldogs, Donohoue played in 72 games during her four-year career. She totaled 15 goals and 13 assists and earned first team all-GPAC accolades as a senior. She was also selected to the NAIA All-Nebraska team by the Omaha World-Herald and was a two-time NAIA scholar-athlete. She graduated from Concordia in May 2014 with a degree in biology.
The native of Manhattan, Kan., earned first team all-league, first team all-region and first team all-state as both a junior and senior at Manhattan High School.
Assistant Women's Soccer Coach
Hometown: De Pere, Wis.
Alma Mater: Concordia University, Nebraska
Annika Uden completed her second season as an assistant coach for the Concordia University women's soccer program in 2014-15. An original member of head coach Greg Henson's staff, Uden aided in the program's winningest season ever in 2014.
Annika (Norz), originally from De Pere, Wis., played for the Bulldogs during her undergraduate career. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education and ELL in 2010 and is currently manager of Concordia's Bookstore.
During her Concordia soccer career, Uden played in the midfield and served as a captain for three years.
Said Uden, "I have so much invested in the growth of this program based on varying degrees of involvement over the last seven years. It is exciting to have the opportunity to step into a coaching role. I look forward to contributing to the success of the team as well as investing in the girls individually."
Annika lives in Seward with her husband, Daniel.