Coaching Staff

Chris Garcia-Prats

Head Men's Soccer Coach

  • 2002 graduate of Trinity University
  • The 2019 season will be coach Garcia-Prats 12th year as head coach
  • He has led the Norse to an overall record of 137-66-23, 56-24-5 in conference play
  • He was named Regional Coach of the Year (2018)
  • During his tenure his teams have won three conference championships (2011, 2013, 2017) and have made four appearances in the NCAA III National Tournament (2011- round of 16, 2013, 2016, 2018 - round of 8)
  • Following the 2018 campaign Luther finished the year ranked No. 8; in 2013 the Norse were ranked nationally as high as No. 6 with a final ranking of No. 22; in 2014 Luther spent five weeks in the national rankings with a high at No. 7; in 2016 Luther finished the year ranked No. 23
  • He has coached five All-Americans, 41 all-conference honorees, four conference MVPs and 19 all-Region performers
  • Three times his coaching staff has been named Conference Coaching Staff of the Year (2011, 2017, 2018)
  • In 2011 he was also named 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

Ryan Martin

Assistant Coach - Goalkeepers

    • 2008 graduate of Waldorf College
    • 2019 will be his fourth year as Luther's goalkeeper coach
    • Decorah High School boys assistant coach - 2009-11
    • Waldorf College men's head coach - 2011-15
    • During his playing days he was a four-year starter and served as team captain for two years
    • Named Waldorf Defender of the Year - 2007
    • Holds several Waldorf College goalkeeping records

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