Hometown: Kearney, Neb. Alma Mater: Concordia University, Nebraska
Jason Weides completed his 11th season at the helm of the Bulldog men's soccer program in 2018. He spent several years as an assistant for the men's team before becoming head coach. Weides is 107-83-22 overall and 53-48-13 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 four seasons, the Bulldogs have gone a combined 6-3-2 in GPAC postseason action.
Under Weides, Concordia has won 10 or more games in eight-consecutive seasons (90-50-17 over that stretch) - a feat only two other GPAC schools have accomplished. Weides notched the 100th victory of his head coaching career on Sept. 12, 2018. 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.
Adam Lewis joined the Concordia University men's and women's soccer staffs for the 2018-19 season as the goalkeeper coach. In his first season with the Bulldogs, Lewis worked with second team all-conference honorees Jack Bennett and Lindsey Carley.
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.
Hometown: Runcorn, England Alma Mater: Concordia University, Nebraska
Luke Batters completed his first season as an assistant coach for Concordia men’s soccer in 2018. He has made the transition to a coaching role after spending the previous two seasons as a Bulldog player.
A native of Runcorn, England, Batters found his way to Seward after attending Anoka-Ramsey Community College in Coon Rapids, Minn. Over two seasons as a Bulldog, Batters played in 39 games (started 38 times) as a defender. He was a standout for Concordia squads that went a combined 27-10-3 and twice advanced to the GPAC tournament championship game.
Batters, who played for the Lincoln Bugeaters FC during the summer of 2018, earned his degree in fitness studies from Concordia.
Hometown: Quito, Ecuador Alma Mater: Concordia University, Nebraska
Marcelo Hernandez concluded his first season assisting as a member of head coach Jason Weides’ staff. Hernandez joined the staff following two seasons playing for the program.
A native of Quito, Ecuador, Hernandez saw action in 36 games over his two seasons as a striker at Concordia. In his career, Hernandez tallied 19 goals and 14 assists. As a senior, he earned NAIA All-Plains Region and first team All-GPAC accolades. He was also a first team all-conference selection as a junior. Over Hernandez’s two seasons, he helped the Bulldogs to a combined record of 27-10-3 with two GPAC tournament championship game appearances.
Hernandez graduated from Concordia with a degree in recreation and sport studies.
Hometown: Cordoba, Spain Alma Mater: Concordia University, Nebraska
Florian Caraballo concluded his first season as an assistant men’s soccer coach in 2018. His time as a coach followed two seasons with the Bulldogs as a player.
A native of Cordoba, Spain, Caraballo played in 39 games while starting as an outside back. He scored one goal and tallied eight assists over his career as a Bulldog. He starred as a two-time first team All-GPAC performer for Concordia squads that went a combined 27-10-3 and reached two GPAC tournament championship games.
Caraballo, who transferred to Concordia via Marshalltown Community College, graduated with a degree in computer science.