Chris Luther Athletics, Health & Human Performance
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.