Coach Luther Returns

York College names men's head soccer coach

Coach Chris Luther York College is pleased to announce the return of Chris Luther to the athletic staff as the head men’s soccer coach. The position recently became available when first-year head coach Tim Carr was named principal of Heartland Community Schools and resigned to relocate in Henderson. Luther, who is currently coaching the York High Dukes varsity boys’ soccer program in addition to teaching some college courses on campus, accepted the role to rejoin the college ranks of coaching.


“I’m very excited to work with Coach Luther,” said Jared Stark, YC athletic director. “He brings a ton of joy and energy to whatever environment he is in. Luther is a seasoned addition to our coaching staff.” 


Coach Luther holds an NSCAA (National Soccer Coaches Association of America) Advanced National Diploma and a USSF (United States Soccer Federation) National “C” License. As the former YC Panthers’ head soccer coach, he was named National Christian College Athletic Association Central Region Coach of the Year twice and has 15 years of experience at both the college and high school level.  


“Whether on the trail with students during Vision Trek, in the classroom, or on the sideline Luther is widely known on campus as an individual capable of mentoring and leading students in a meaningful way,” said Stark.  


In addition to his coaching and recruiting duties, Luther will continue to educate in the classroom next fall and spring. An assistant professor of mathematics, Luther earned his Master of Science in Education from Southern Adventist University in 2001.


“I am very grateful to the administration at York College for giving me this opportunity,” Luther commented. “There is a great group of dedicated returning players and it is our job as a coaching staff to find the athletes that can come in and complement those who have already made the commitment to be here.”


Luther’s goal is to work with the athletic and admissions staff to bring in a squad that will be successful on the field and service-minded off the field. He will begin his recruiting responsibilities immediately and envisions putting a quality product on the field next season.


“I am excited for the fall and the focused attention I will be able to give the team this year,” added Luther. “I hope that we can bring a new excitement, not only to the York College campus but to the community of York for the sport of soccer." 

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