2010 Men's Soccer Coaches
Per Henrikson Image
Per Henrikson
Assistant Coach - 1st Season
 

Per Henrikson enters his first season as goalkeeper coach for Lindsey Wilson College men's soccer.

Meet Coach Henrikson…

 

Personal

    Birthdate: May 8, 1969

 

Education

Georges Valley High, 1987
Univ. of Maine-Farmington, 1996

 

Contact Information

Office: Morrison House
Phone: 270-384-8695
Fax: 270-384-8078
Mail: 210 Lindsey Wilson Street, Columbia, KY 42728
E-Mail: henriksonp@lindsey.edu

In the 1990's, Henrikson played with Royston Town and Tring Town of the Diadora League in England. The 1996 graduate of the University of Maine at Farmington had trials in Ireland (Cobh Ramblers), Scotland (East Fife) and Costa Rica (Puntarenas).

In 1993, Henrikson played for Lahore WAPDA FC, becoming the only United States citizen to play professionally in Pakistan.

Henrikson played collegiately at Maine-Farmington and Union (Ky.) College. His collegiate coaching experience includes training goalkeepers at Bates (Maine) College, Maine Maritime Academy, Trinity (Conn.) College, University of Vermont, University of Southern Mississippi and William Carey (Miss.) University.

In all of Henrikson's collegiate stops combined, he has coached nine all-conference and two honorable mention All-American goalkeepers.

Henrikson has served as the goalkeeper coach for the national teams of Pakistan, the Philippines and Bhutan. After being named interim head coach of the Bhutan men's national team, Henrikson became the first United States citizen to win a FIFA match as the head coach of another nation when Bhutan defeated Guam 6-0 on April 23, 2003.

Henrikson also trained goalkeepers with Wari Club of Bangladesh and worked as a guest clinician for the Football Federations of Sri Lanka and Nicaragua.
 
Collegiate Coaching Career
 

1993: Goalkeeper Coach (Maine Maritime Academy)

1997-99: Goalkeeper Coach (Bates College)

2002: Goalkeeper Coach (University of Vermont)

2003: Goalkeeper Coach (Trinity College)

2007: Goalkeeper Coach (University of Southern Mississippi)

2006-09: Goalkeeper Coach (William Carey University)

 
Ray Wells Image
Ray Wells
Head Coach - 21st Season
 

Coach Ray Wells embarks on his 21st season at Lindsey Wilson College in 2010. The seven-time NAIA National Coach of the Year led the program to its eighth national title a season ago and eyes the program's 400th win in 2010.

Wells has guided the Blue Raiders to a 386-63-21 overall mark -- an incredible .844 winning percentage -- in 20 seasons as the program's only head coach.

In addition to winning the 2009 NAIA title, Wells guided the men's soccer program to NAIA National Championships in 1995, 1996, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001 and 2005.

Wells created the men's varsity soccer program from scratch in 1990, and led the Blue Raiders to a 115-9-2 record while winning four NAIA National Championships during a five year stretch (1998-2002) in the late 1990's and early 2000's.

Meet Coach Wells…

 

Personal

Birthdate: April 6, 1959

Wife: Cindy

Children: Chris and Trae

 

Education

Miami Norland Senior High, 1977
Miami Dade Community College-North, 1979 (AA)
Appalachian State University, 1981
Georgia Southern University, 1984 (MED)
Georgia Southern University, 1985 (EDS)

 

Contact Information

Office: Morrison House
Phone: 270-384-8069
Fax: 270-384-8078
Mail: 210 Lindsey Wilson Street, Columbia, KY 42728
E-Mail:
wellsr@lindsey.edu

 

Coaching Honors

·         Seven-Time NAIA National Coach of the Year (1995, 1996, 1998, 2000, 2001, 2005, 2009)

·         Four-Time Mid-South Conference Coach of the Year (2003, 2004, 2005, 2009)

·         Seven-Time Kentucky Intercollegiate Athletic Coach of the Year

 

Coaching Milestones

·         Aug. 30, 1990 -- First LWC win vs. Morehead State Univ.

·         Nov. 8, 1991 -- 100th all-time career win.

·         Nov. 23, 1992 -- First LWC national tournament.

·         Nov. 25, 1995 -- First LWC national title.

·         Nov. 25, 1995 -- 100th LWC win vs. Midwestern State.

·         Nov. 30, 1996 -- Second LWC national title.

·         Sept. 19, 1997 -- 200th all-time career win.

·         Nov. 28, 1998 -- Third LWC national title.

·         Nov. 28, 1998 -- First perfect season (25-0-0).

·         Nov. 23, 1999 -- Fourth LWC national title.

·         Oct. 21, 2000 -- 200th LWC win vs. North Greenville.

·         Nov. 21, 2000 -- Fifth LWC national title.

·         Nov. 1, 2001 -- 300th all-time career win.

·         Nov. 20, 2001 -- Sixth LWC national title.

·         Sept. 20, 2005 -- 300th LWC win vs. Bethel College.

·         Nov. 22, 2005 -- Seventh LWC national title.

·         Nov. 10, 2006 -- 400th all-time career win.

·         Dec. 5, 2009 -- Eighth LWC national championship.

Along the way, Wells' teams have produced winning streaks of 28 (the longest in NAIA soccer history), 22, 20, and 13 games, and hold the second-longest unbeaten string in NAIA soccer history (31 games), which includes a 25-0-0 record during the 1998 championships season.

In 27 collegiate seasons as a head coach, Wells has led his teams to a combined mark of 458-99-31. At four-year institutions, Wells' record is 397-75-24 in 22 seasons.

At Lindsey Wilson, Wells' teams have reached the NAIA National Tournament 17 times in 20 years, including appearances in the NAIA National Championship game eight of the past 14 seasons, where the Blue Raiders have never lost. The Blue Raiders' record in the NAIA National Tournament is 40-9-4 (.792 win pct.).

The 40 NAIA National Tournament wins is one shy of the all-time record held by Quincy (Ill.) University for the most at the national tournament.

Since the inception of the Lindsey Wilson men's soccer program, the Blue Raiders have lost just two conference games. Formally of the Kentucky Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (KIAC) and currently as a member of the Mid-South Conference (MSC), Wells' teams have posted a 91-2-3 record in conference regular season games and a 132-2-3 record against conference foes all-time, including 16 consecutive postseason conference tournament titles.

Wells has guided Lindsey Wilson to a 189-15-8 (.910 win pct.) record at home, including a 115-12-2 mark in the first nine seasons at Walter S. Reuling Stadium, the Blue Raiders' on-campus soccer stadium.

Wells has been named KIAC Coach of the Year on seven different occasions and Mid-South Conference Coach of the Year four times, along with being named NAIA regional coach of the year six times.

During his first nine years at Lindsey Wilson, Coach Wells was also Lindsey Wilson's athletic director, where he oversaw the development of 13 new sports programs.

Prior to becoming a coach, Wells was a standout collegiate player at Appalachian State (NC) University, earning All-Southern Conference honors in 1981. After earning his bachelor's degree in 1982, Coach Wells was hired as assistant men's soccer coach at Georgia Southern University in Statesboro, Georgia. He spent one season as an assistant before being elevated to the head coaching post in 1983, leading the Eagles to an 11-12-3 record in two seasons.

In 1985, Wells was named head men's soccer coach at Andrew College, a junior college in Cuthbert, Ga., where in five seasons he led the Tigers to a 61-24-7 overall record, including a trip to the NJCAA Final Four in 1988.

In his 27 seasons as a head coach, Wells' teams have produced 61 All-Americans (58 at LWC), 86 all-region choices, and 153 all-conference performers.

Wells and his wife, Cindy, have two sons, Chris and Trae.

 

Collegiate Coaching Career

1982: Assistant Coach (Georgia Southern Univ.)

 
Georgia Southern University
 

Year

Record

Conference

Regular Season

Conference

Finish

Conference

Tournament Finish

NAIA Tournament

Finish

Total

11-12-3

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

 
Andrew College (Junior College)
 

Year

Record

Conference

Regular Season

Conference

Finish

Conference

Tournament Finish

NAIA Tournament

Finish

Total

61-24-7

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

 
Lindsey Wilson College
 

Year

Record

Conference

Regular Season

Conference

Finish

Conference

Tournament Finish

NAIA Tournament

Finish

1990

13-2-1

4-0-0

1st

--

--

1991

15-3-0

4-0-0

1st

--

--

1992

19-2-3

6-0-0

1st

--

T-7th

1993

16-5-1

8-0-0

1st

--

--

1994

18-5-4

6-0-0

1st

1st

T-3rd

1995

19-4-3

6-0-0

1st

1st

1st

1996

23-4-1

4-0-0

1st

1st

1st

1997

17-5-1

4-0-0

1st

1st

T-6th

1998

25-0-0

1-0-0

1st

1st

1st

1999

24-1-1

0-0-0

--

1st

1st

2000

22-4-0

6-1-0

T-1st

1st

1st

2001

23-2-0

5-1-0

2nd

1st

1st

2002

21-2-1

3-0-1

1st

1st

T-3rd

2003

18-4-1

4-0-0

1st

1st

T-9th

2004

21-2-2

4-0-0

1st

1st

T-3rd

2005

23-1-0

5-0-0

1st

1st

1st

2006

12-10-0

5-0-0

1st

1st

T-9th

2007

19-3-0

5-0-0

1st

1st

T-9th

2008

18-2-1

5-0-1

T-1st

1st

T-9th

2009

20-2-1

6-0-1

1st

1st

1st

Total

386-63-21

91-2-3

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Gavin Oldham
Assistant Coach - 7th Season
 

Coach Gavin Oldham begins his seventh season in 2010 as the head assistant men's soccer coach and head junior varsity coach.

Oldham joined the Blue Raider men's soccer staff in 2004 as a graduate assistant after his stellar four-year

Meet Coach Oldham…

 

Personal

    Birthdate: Dec. 25, 1978

    Wife: Danielle

    Children: Jayce, Ella and Isla

 

Education

Radclyffe High, 1995
Lindsey Wilson College, 2004

 

Contact Information

Office: Morrison House
Phone: 270-384-8694
Fax: 270-384-8078
Mail: 210 Lindsey Wilson Street, Columbia, KY 42728
E-Mail:
oldhamg@lindsey.edu

career as a Blue Raider defender. In 2005, Oldham began his duties as lead assistant. That season, Oldham helped lead the Blue Raiders to the NAIA National Championship.

In his six seasons as assistant, the Blue Raiders have won or shared six straight Mid-South Conference regular season and tournament titles and appeared in six NAIA National Tournaments.

Last season, Oldham helped the Blue Raiders to the program's eighth NAIA National Championship -- his fourth title with Lindsey Wilson.

As a student-athlete, Oldham helped Lindsey Wilson to a pair of national championships (2000 and 2001) and a 79-10-1 overall record.

Oldham was chosen as the 2001 Most Valuable Player during the NAIA National Tournament where Lindsey Wilson outscored their opponents 22-4 in four matches.

Oldham was a two-time All-American and a three-time all-conference selection.

Oldham and his wife, Danielle, have one son, Jayce andtwin daughters, Ella and Isla.

 
Collegiate Coaching Career
2004: Graduate Assistant Coach (Lindsey Wilson College)
2005-09: Assistant Coach (Lindsey Wilson College)
 
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