Jason Weides Athletics
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.
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
2015: 11-7-3 Overall, 4-4-2 GPAC
2016: 11-7-2 Overall, 6-3 GPAC
2017: 16-3-1 Overall, 7-2 GPAC
Total: 97-78-18 Overall, 47-46-10 GPAC (10 years)