• Photo of Greg Henson

    Greg Henson

    Athletics

    Head Women's Soccer Coach

    Greg Henson Athletics

    Head Women's Soccer Coach

    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 six seasons at the helm of the program, Henson owns an overall record of 83-28-16 with three GPAC titles (two postseason, one regular season) and two NAIA national tournament berths.

    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 (16), shutouts (12) and fewest goals allowed (since broken). 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).

    The 2014 season was just a start. The five winningest seasons in program history have all come over the last five years. During that time, the Bulldogs have gone a combined 73-19-15 with two GPAC tournament titles (2014, 2016), one outright conference regular-season championship (2017), two national tournament trips, five-straight conference championship game appearances and a national ranking as high as 16th.

    The 2016 team became the first in program history to ever host the GPAC championship game, a feat repeated in 2017. At the time, it also equaled the 2014 edition for the school's most wins in a single season (a win was added in 2017 to the 2014 team's record due to the use of an ineligible player by an opponent). In addition, the 2015 GPAC runner up broke the 2014 squad's record for fewest goals allowed in a year. The record was re-set in 2017 (14 goals allowed).

    Henson's first five seasons have produced 11 first team all-conference selections: Jordan Donohoue (2013), Rachel Mussell (2014), Jessica Skerston (2014), Melissa Stine (2014), Sami Birmingham (2016), Maria Deeter (2016, 2017, 2018), Chelsea Bright (2017), Lindsey Carley (2017) and Tori Cera (2018). In her first season as a starting keeper, Carley became the program's first conference player of the year since 2003.

    Individual records were broken in 2014 by sophomore Chrissy Lind (most goalkeeper shutouts - 10) and Skerston (most game-winning goals - eight). Lind ended her career with virtually all major school career goalkeeping records, such as most games and minutes played, shutouts and saves. Lauren Martin broke a single-season record in 2018 by notching 16 assists.

    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. Concordia women's soccer has continued to rank among the top 10 NAIA programs in terms of team 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 possessed 12 years of soccer coaching experience at the collegiate, high school and club levels prior to his arrival at Concordia.

    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 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: 10-9-1 Overall, 5-5 GPAC

    2014: 16-3-3 Overall, 7-0-3 GPAC

    2015: 14-5-2 Overall, 7-3-1 GPAC

    2016: 15-6-1 Overall, 7-3 GPAC

    2017: 15-2-4 Overall, 9-0-1 GPAC (1st place)

    2018: 13-3-5 Overall, 8-1-3 GPAC

    Total:  83-28-16 Overall, 43-14-8 GPAC (6 years)

     

     

  • Photo of Chris Luther

    Chris Luther

    Athletics, Health & Human Performance

    Assistant Professor of Health and Human Performance, Assistant Women's Soccer Coach

    Chris Luther Athletics, Health & Human Performance

    Assistant Professor of Health and Human Performance, Assistant Women's Soccer Coach

    Hometown: Helena, Mont.
    Alma Mater: York College

    Chris Luther, who also serves as an assistant professor of health and human performance at Concordia, completed his first season on the Bulldog women’s soccer staff in 2018-19. Originally from Helena, Mont., Luther has familiarized himself with the Nebraska soccer scene since his days as a student-athlete at York College, where he graduated from in 1994.

    In his first season working with head coach Greg Henson, Luther helped the Bulldogs to a 13-3-5 overall record and a spot in the GPAC tournament championship game for the fifth season in a row.

    Luther returned to his alma mater to coach the men’s soccer team from 1998 – 2008 and again from 2009 – 2012. Luther also served as head coach for the Panther women from 2001 – 2004. Additionally, Luther has experience as a camp director and high school coach, including a coaching stint at Monterey High School in Lubbock, Texas, and most recently at York High School. During his career, Luther has been honored as the National Christian College Athletic Association Central Region Coach of the Year twice (2001 and 2002) and as the Texas District 6-5A Coach of the Year in 1997.

    Prior to his coaching career, Luther reached significant heights as an athlete. A member of the York College Hall of Fame, Luther twice collected National Small College Athletic Association All-America honors while serving as a team captain. He led the Panthers to NSCAA national titles in 1990 and 1992. As a high school coach in Texas, Luther also stayed active as a member of the Tri-State Indoor Soccer League’s Lubbock Lasers.

    Luther possesses a National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) Advanced National Diploma and a United States Soccer Federation (USSF) National ‘C’ License. He graduated from York with a degree in secondary education (7-12 mathematics). He earned his masters of education in outdoor education from Southern Adventist University (Tenn.).

    Chris has two children: Jorre and Aislinn. Jorre is currently a freshman on the Concordia football team.

  • Photo of Amy Panayi

    Amy Panayi

    Athletics

    Graduate Assistant Women's Soccer Coach

    Amy Panayi Athletics

    Graduate Assistant Women's Soccer Coach

    Hometown: Liverpool, England
    Alma Mater: Tennessee Wesleyan University 

    Amy Panayi is in her second year as a graduate assistant coach on Greg Henson’s staff. Panayi graduated from Tennessee Wesleyan University in May 2017 with a degree in physical education. In her first season on staff, Concordia captured its first-ever outright conference regular-season title. The 2018 Bulldogs also reached the GPAC tournament championship game.

    A native of Liverpool, England, Panayi started all four years for the Bulldogs of Athens, Tenn. She tallied 19 career goals and was the recipient of the Jack Bowling award (given to someone who represents the ideals of being a team player, shows enthusiasm on and off the field and is supportive of other TWU athletic teams). Panayi helped the 2016 Tennessee Wesleyan team to a conference title and a berth in the national championships.

    Panayi owns numerous coaching licenses: FA level I in coaching, USSF license D, E and F in coaching and NSCAA level I in goalkeeping. She coached for four years at McMinn United Futbol Club in Athens, Tenn.

    Currently pursuing her master’s degree in organization development, Amy is the daughter of Angela Panayi. She has an identical twin sister Connie. She is an avid fan of the Everton Football Club.

  • Photo of Adam Lewis

    Adam Lewis

    Athletics

    Goalkeeper Coach

    Adam Lewis Athletics

    Goalkeeper Coach

    Hometown: Edinburgh, Scotland
    Alma Mater: Mid-Continent University, Kentucky

    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.  

  • Photo of Jeannelle Condame

    Jeannelle Condame

    Athletics

    Assistant Women's Soccer Coach

    Jeannelle Condame Athletics

    Assistant Women's Soccer Coach

    Hometown: Winter Springs, Fla.

    Following a four-year career as a member of the Concordia University women's soccer program, Jeannelle Condame joined the coaching staff as a student assistant. Condame spent the fall semester as a preschool student teacher while finishing her degree in early childhood education.

    As a player, Condame helped the program to its winningest four years in school history. Spanning the 2014 through 2017 seasons, Condame played in a total of 84 games for squads that combined for 60 wins, four GPAC title game appearances, three GPAC championships (two tournament, one regular season) and two national tournament appearances. She accumulated 14 goals and 17 assists in her career. Condame earned second team All-GPAC accolades in 2016 and honorable mention in 2015.

    Jeannelle is the daughter of Kristi Oettl and Thomas Condame. Jeannelle's older sister Annalisa also played soccer at Concordia.