Coaching Staff

Chris Garcia-Prats

Head Men's Soccer Coach

  • 2002 graduate of Trinity University
  • Seventh year as head coach
  • During his tenure he has coached student-athletes who have earned three All-American honors, 18 all-conference honors and six all-Region honors
  • He was named the 2011 NSCAA North Region Coach of the Year
  • During the 2013 campaign, he led the Norse to their second conference title in the past two years (2011, 2013) and a second appearance in the NCAA III National Tournament
  • Prior to Luther, he served as the assistant men's soccer coach and recruiting coordinator at Trinity University. During this stretch Trinity University made six NCAA Tournament appearances and three semifinal appearances, winning the national championship in 2003, and finishing second in 2007
  • He also served has a head coach for the Classics Elite Soccer Academy in San Antonio and an Olympic Development Program state coach for the South Texas Region since 2004
  • During his playing days, he started 86 of 87 games serving as a two-year captain
  • Four-time Southern Collegiate Athletic all-conference honoree. Also was an NSCAA All-Region selection in 2000
  • Played on two SCAC Championship teams and two NCAA National Tournament teams
  • During his four-year career, Trinity University posted a record of 74-10-2

James Garcia-Prats

Assistant Soccer Coach

  • 2014 graduate of Luther College - B.A. - Sociology
  • First year as assistant coach
  • Made 79 appearances while helping lead Norse to two Iowa Conference titles and two appearances in the NCAA III National Tournament
  • Tallied 13 goals and 22 assists during his career
  • Two-time NCAA III All-American at midfield
  • Three-time all-Iowa Conference selection
  • Three-time all-Region selection
  • NCAA Postgraduate Scholar

Steve O'Meara

Goal Keeper Coach

    • 2012 Graduate of Luther College - B.A. Management
    • Second year as an assistant coach
    • Employed by Target Corporation in Minneapolis
    • 2011 NSCAA All-American
    • 2011 Iowa Conference MVP
    • 2011 Goalkeeper of the Year
    • Made 56 starts during his Luther career posting a goals-against-average of 0.77
    • Tallied 23 shut outs during his career
    • Finished his senior year ranked second in the NCAA III with a goals-against-average of 0.34 allowing just eight goals in over 2,000 minutes of action

    Paul Vanney

    Student Assistant Coach

      • Fourth Year as a student assistant
      • Video Coordinator