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Jason Weides

Athletics

Head Men's Soccer Coach

Jason Weides Athletics

Head Men's Soccer Coach

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

Coach Weides completed his ninth season at the helm of the Bulldog men's soccer program in 2016. He spent several years as an assistant for the men's team before becoming head coach. Weides is 81-75-17 overall and 40-44-10 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.
 
Then in 2016, the Bulldogs made a return to the GPAC championship game, where they dropped a 3-1 decision to then second-ranked Hastings. Concordia advanced to the final thanks to a 3-2 upset at No. 13 Midland in the semifinals and a 2-1 home win over Northwestern in the quarterfinals. The Bulldogs placed third in the GPAC during the regular season.

Under Weides, Concordia has won 10 or more games in six-consecutive seasons (64-42-12 over that stretch) - a feat only two 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 (that mark was equaled in 2016). 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 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

Total:  81-75-17 Overall, 40-44-10 GPAC (9 years)