Weides named a finalist for Midlands coach of the year honor

By Jacob Knabel on Jul. 19, 2018 in Men's Soccer

OWH news article

SEWARD, Neb. – In naming its 2017-18 Midlands Men’s Coach of the Year, the Omaha World-Herald also mentioned Jason Weides as a finalist for the award. Weides’ 2017 Concordia men’s soccer squad made a strong push for GPAC championships in both the regular season and postseason while finishing with a school record of 16 victories.

Weides completed his 10th season as head coach of the men’s soccer program in 2017. Last fall’s team not only set a new school standard for wins in a season, it also finished second in the GPAC regular-season standings and advanced to the conference tournament championship game for the third year in a row. Over his 10 seasons, Weides has compiled a record of 97-78-18 with a GPAC tournament title and a national tournament appearance (2015). Over the past seven seasons, the Bulldogs have averaged 11.4 wins per season with at least 10 each year.

In 2017, Concordia outscored its opponents by a combined total of 51-16. Florian Caraballo, Marcelo Hernandez and Micah Lehenbauer each earned first team all-conference accolades. Second team honors went to Jack Bennett, Carlos Ferrer and Lewis Rathbone.