Coaching Staff

Chris Garcia-Prats

Head Men's Soccer Coach

  • 2002 graduate of Trinity University
  • Coach Garcia-Prats begins his ninth year as head coach in 2016
  • He has led the Norse to a record of 93-52-15, 38-19 in the Iowa Conference
  • His teams have won two Iowa Conference championships (2011, 2013) and made two appearances in the NCAA III National Tournament (2011- round of 16, 2013)
  • In 2013 the Norse were ranked nationally as high as No. 6 with a final ranking of No. 22; in 2014 they Norse spent five weeks in the national rankings with a high at No. 7
  • During his tenure he has coached student-athletes who have earned three All-American honors, 28 all-conference honors and 12 all-Region honors
  • He was named the 2011 NSCAA North Region Coach of the Year
  • 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
  • The 2016 campaign will be James' third 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
  • Also serves as Decorah High School Boys Head Soccer Coach in the spring

Steve O'Meara

Goal Keeper Coach

    • 2012 Graduate of Luther College - B.A. Management
    • Fourth year as an assistant coach working with the goalkeepers
    • Employed by Target Corporation in Minneapolis
    • 2011 NSCAA All-American
    • 2011 Iowa Conference MVP
    • 2011 D3soccer.com 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

    Hollie Gray III

    Assistant Coach

    • 2015 graduate of Luther College
    • Second year as assistant coach
    • Two-year letter winner for the Norse
    • Made 56 appearances that included 53 at defender
    • Helped lead Norse to an Iowa Conference title and NCAA III National Tournament appearance in 2013
    • Second-team all-conference honoree as a senior
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