The Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (IIAC) has announced that Head Coach Chris Garcia-Prats, assistant coaches James Garcia-Prats and Hollie Gray III and goalkeeper coach Ryan Martin were named the 2017 Men's Soccer Coaching Staff of the Year. This is the second time since taking over the program in 2008 that Garcia-Prats and his staff has been so honored. They were also presented this award in 2011.
The Norse captured the 2017 Iowa Conference regular season championship posting a record of 6-1-1. The Norse finished the year with an overall mark of 11-4-5. The league title was the ninth in school history and third under the direction of head coach Chris Garcia-Prats.
During his tenure, Garcia-Prats has produced a career record of 118-62-22, that includes an Iowa Conference record of 50-26-4. His teams have also qualified for the NCAA III National Tournament three times (2011, 2013 and 2016).