Tuesday, January 22, 2013
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Lipscomb head men’s soccer coach Charles Morrow has announced the addition of Ryan Wehking to the staff as a graduate assistant coach.
Wehking started his duties the second week of January and will be in charge of the goalkeepers.
A December 2012 graduate of the University of Wisconsin Green Bay, Wehking was a four-year starter for the Phoenix ending his career as the career leader in shutouts, posting 20 scoreless matches.
“Ryan comes to us very highly recommended,” Morrow said. “As a student-athlete, Ryan’s leadership was a trademark not only within the soccer program but also within the athletic department. He was a two year captain and a three year member of the NCAA Student Athlete Advisory Committee.
“In addition to those positions he held, Ryan was the glue that held the UW-Green Bay team together during coaching changes that took place during his tenure.”
Wehking was the 2009 Horizon League Tournament MVP after the Phoenix upset top-seeded Butler in penalty kicks, earning a spot in the NCAA Tournament. He was also selected to the Horizon League All-Newcomer team that same season.
“Ryan’s leadership abilities and understanding of the goalkeeper position along with his experience of being a NCAA Division I student-athlete will help him transition into his new coaching role,” UW-Green Bay head coach Dan Popik said. “Ryan had a fantastic academic and athletic career at UW-Green Bay and I am confident his work ethic, personality and passion for the game will be an asset to Lipscomb.”
In addition to being the school’s shutout leader, Wehking ended his career fourth on the all-time saves list with 260 career stops and a 1.16 goals against average in 70 games.
Wehking replaces Stefan Caulfield who graduated in December with his Master’s in Business Administration.