After former women’s head soccer coach Andy McCaslin left Ferris after six years at the helm, Ferris Athletics has announced Greg Henson as the new head coach.
Henson himself is leaving a six-year tenure at Concordia University in Nebraska, where he had success at the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) level.
Ferris Athletics director Perk Weisenburger said he looked for head coaching experience, Division II level experience and someone who had experience putting together teams and building programs — all of which are experiences Henson has.
“Well, he’s a veteran coach. He’s also been coaching at programs that … haven’t been on the top but they’ve strived to get to the top and I think that’s where our program is to a certain extent, trying to compete for a GLIAC championship and I think Coach Henson has the demeanor and the experience to bring this team along, this team of veteran players,” Weisenburger said. “I think he’s not only a good fit for this year, but he’s a good fit for the long run as well.”
During Henson’s time as head coach, Concordia posted five of its winningest seasons in program history and had an overall 83-26-16 record. The team also had two Great Plains Athletic Conference (GPAC) tournament titles, one regular season title, two national tournament trips and five conference championship game appearances.
The St. Louis native also earned GPAC and United Soccer Coaches Plains Region Coach of the Year honors and his teams have set program single season records for wins, shutouts, winning streaks and conference wins.
Before coaching at Concordia, Henson coached at the high school level as an assistant at Division II Lindenwood University and head coach of the men’s program at St. Louis Community college. Overall, Henson has nearly 20 years of coaching experience.