Chris Garcia-Prats

Head Men's Soccer Coach and Asst. Athletic Director

Office: Regents Center 217B

Phone: 563-387-1443



The 2018 campaign was the most successful for the Norse since Coach Garcia-Prats became head coach in 2008. The Norse posted an overall record of 19-4-1 and advanced to the Round of 8 of the NCAA III National Tournament. The Norse finished with a final national ranking of No. 8.

During his tenure, Luther has been ranked as high at No. 6 with a final ranking of No. 22 in 2013; the following year Luther spent five weeks in the national rankings with a high at No. 7; in 2016 Luther finished the year ranked No. 23.

Our goal in the next five years is to be consistently among the top teams in the country. We will attack each workout and training session to put our program among the best.

At Luther

  • 2019 will be his 12th year as Head Coach
  • 2011 NSCAA Regional Coach of the Year
  • Three-time Conference Coach of the Year (2011, 2017, 2018)
  • Overall Record at Luther: 137-66-23

Coaching Prior to Luther

  • 2002-2007 at Trinity University, Assistant Coach
  • 6 NCAA Tournament Appearances
  • 2002 NCAA Final Four appearance
  • 2003 NCAA National Champions
  • 2007 NCAA National Finalist

Playing Career

  • 1998-2001 for Trinity University
  • 4-Time SCAC All-Conference Selection
  • 2-Time NSCAA All-Region
  • 3 NCAA Appearance
  • 2 NCAA Quarterfinals

The Luther College soccer program will be the premier NCAA Division III program in the country, as measured by its success at the local, regional, and national levels.

Our core values

  • Caring for each other
  • Trust
  • Total commitment to excellence

Excellence in our community

Community service is a priority in our program. We regularly volunteer with Habitat for Humanity. During our preseason practices we take time from our schedule to help local families.

2011 Post-Season Highlights

Goal Celebration