Coach Luis Negrete

Coach Negrete brings over fifteen years of soccer coaching to the Knights program. He has been the Knights head coach for five seasons and the Lady Knights head coach for three. "Five seasons into this, our goals are clearly defined and the increase in our level of competition from season to season has become noticeable," says Coach Negrete.

The Lady Knights started their season off with three injured starters. Instead of allowing this to to put a damper on their season, the Veterans stepped up and trained the newer players on the fly. Thirteen of the twenty two women listed on their roster were new, six of them being freshmen. The Lady Knights unexpectedly gelled together as a team rather quickly, creating a chemistry that also increased their level of competition. Just like the Knights, our young Lady Knights are also looking forward to the upcoming seasson. With the experience gained, team chemistry and positives attitudes, the Lady Knights are destined for more growth.

Though he is very proud of the growth he see's in his men and women's teams out on the field, he is also proud of the accomplishments they have achieved off the field as well. Our soccer players are "among the best in the classroom," says Coach Negrete.  "Many members of our team also hold all some type of leadership position within their major's organizations and clubs...Our athletes are well balanced in everything in life." 

Coaching both Men and Women's teams has given Coach Negrete the opportunity to lead fifty young people, not only in enhancing their soccer skills, but also in knowing Christ as their personal Savior. "This is the part of coaching that words cannot express. The opportunity to see a young person make a decision for Christ is priceless. If we can foster a Christ caring environment for them, I believe the Holy Spirit will assist these kids in making good decisions in life."

If you are interested in becoming a part of the Knights soccer family, please contact Coach Negrete.

Email: negretel@swau.edu    Phone: 214-802-4720