Coach Pries enters his first season as the Cardinals Head Football Coach and Athletic Director. Before accepting the position at Concordia Ann Arbor Coach Pries had been the head football coach of his alma mater, Concordia University Chicago (CUC) since 2006. He returned to CUC after the Cougars went winless in 2004 and 2005. Since taking over the program Pries led the Cougars to a 42-29 record, including three 8-2 seasons and a 10-1 record this past season. The Cougars won two Northern Athletics Conference (NAC) championships and made an NCAA III playoff appearance in 2012 under Pries guidance. For his efforts at Concordia Chicago Pries was named NAC Coach of the Year this past season and was named NAC Co-Coach of the Year in 2009 and 2011.
Prior to heading back to his alma mater Pries coached a combined 13 years at St. John Lutheran High School in Ocala, Florida and Milwaukee Lutheran High School in Wisconsin. He was given the task of rebuilding both of the school's programs. Among his former players is Nick Roach, the Chicago Bears strongside linebacker in their 4-3 defense.
Lonnie Pries playing career was equally impressive. Pries played defensive end for Concordia Chicago from 1989-1992. He was named 2nd Team All-Conference his first three seasons and then earned the Illini-Badger Conference Defensive Lineman of the Year award and was named Honorable Mention All-American his senior season. Pries not only excelled on the field but in the classroom as well as he earned CoSIDA 2nd Team Academic All-American honors. For his efforts with the Cougars Pries was inducted into the Cougar Athletic Hall of Fame in 2011.
Coach Pries had this to say about his new opportunity, "I feel greatly blessed for this opportunity here at Concordia Ann Arbor. Being able to lead the football program and this great athletic staff is something I am surely thankful for. I'm looking forward to being able to work closely with CUAA's student athletes and am extremely excited and proud to do so."
Pries earned his B.A. in Secondary Education/English from Concordia University Chicago and his M.S. in Education-Counseling from Concordia University Wisconsin in 2001. He and his wife Jennie are the parents of Kaylie, Aliyah, and Layne.
For questions about the Cardinals' Football Program or with Concordia Athletics feel free to contact Coach Pries at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at (734) 904-4685
Chance Childers enters his first season as Associate Head Football Coach at Concordia University Ann Arbor.
Before joining the Cardinals, Childers spent the last 7 seasons managing athletic programs and sports camps in Southeast Michigan. Prior to that, Childers coached high school football in Houston, Texas and Michigan while pursuing a career in the business world.
Childers is a former college teammate of Coach Pries at Concordia University Chicago, where they were coached by Jim Braun.
Coach Childers resides in Southgate, MI with his wife Franci, also a Concordia Chicago alum and their two boys, Jake (15) and Joel (13).
Erik Matth enters his first season as Offensive Coordinator and Quarterbacks Coach at Concordia University - Ann Arbor.
Before coming to Concordia, Matth served as Wide Receivers Coach at Illinois College during the most successful two year stretch in school history, which included at 17-4 record and the school’s first ever NCAA Division 3 Playoff berth after the 2011 season. Both seasons the Blueboy offense ended the season ranked 8th nationally in total offense and set school records in points and yardage per game. Prior to that, Matth spent the 2010 season at Concordia University – Chicago as Wide Receivers Coach and Pass Game Coordinator where the Cougar offense ended the season ranked 4th nationally in total offense. In addition, Matth has coached at Luther College in Decorah, IA (Running Backs, Tight Ends and Offensive Backfield) and Southern Oregon University in Ashland, OR (Wide Receivers).
Matth earned his bachelor’s degree in Secondary Education from Luther College in 2007 and his master’s degree in Social Science from Concordia University – Chicago in 2009.
Erik and his wife Kate were married in 2013 and currently reside in Milan, MI.
Joshua Schumacher begins his first season as the Cardinal’s defensive Coordinator and linebackers Coach.
Schumacher comes to Concordia after previously serving as defensive coordinator and head wrestling coach at Faith Lutheran High School (Las Vegas, NV) for five seasons (2008-2012). Schumacher helped lead the Crusaders make multiple playoff appearance while transitioning through three state classifications. While at Faith he coached 28 football players to all-conference recognition and 8 to All-State. He also coached 1 wrestler to a state championship.
Before arriving in Las Vegas, Schumacher coached at his alma mater Concordia University Chicago as the Cougar’s running backs coach during the 2007 season.
At Concordia Chicago, Schumacher was a captain and three year starter (2004-2006) at linebacker collecting over 150 tackles. He graduated in 2007 with a bachelor’s degree in physical education and mathematics. He received his master’s degree in athletic administration from Concordia University Irvine in 2012.
A Connecticut native, Schumacher graduated from Bristol Eastern High School in 2003.
Joshua and his wife Laura were married in 2009 and currently reside in Ann Arbor.
Coach Glennie enters his 1st season as a member of the Cardinal Football Staff after 24 years of coaching experience that has taken him from coast to coast. After growing up in Orange County California and graduating from Canyon HS in Anaheim Hills, CA, Coach Glennie attended San Diego State, Cal State Fullerton and Central Michigan University. During his time in California, Coach Glennie coached at Clairemont HS as a linebacker coach. Once moving to Michigan he then joined the coaching staff of Mt. Pleasant HS until 1991. During his years as an assistant coach from 1987-1995, Coach Glennie has coached every position on the field. In 1996, Coach Glennie and his wife, Cindy, returned to Michigan where he served as head football coach at three schools over the following 16 years. Coach Glennie has been a head football coach in southeastern Michigan from 1996-2011 spending five years at Capac HS (’96-’00), one year at Swartz Creek HS (’01) followed by ten years as the head football coach at Saline HS here in Washtenaw County (’02-’11).
Coach Glennie has lead his teams to 8 playoff appearances, 4 Region Finals and 1 District Championship. Most importantly, his athletes have developed tremendous character and work ethic while growing into quality young men.
Coach Glennie is also a certified strength and conditioning coach and has served as a national clinician for Bigger Faster Stronger since 2002 putting on strength and conditioning clinics for high school athletes and coaches around the country.
Coach Glennie has earned his BS in Physical Education and English as well as his MA in athletic administration from Central Michigan University. He and his wife Cindy are both teachers in the Saline school district. They have been married for 20 years and have three children – Micayla (16), Morgan (15) and Mason (11).
“I am excited and honored to be part of the Cardinal Football Family and look forward to building success through character, commitment and team!”
Pat Hill begins his first season at Concordia and will serve as the assistant defensive line coach.
Hill most recently served as the defensive line coach at Adrian College. In 2012 Hill helped lead them to the MIAA conference championship. During that time he also acted as the co-head coach for Adrian’s JV program. He also works as a youth football coach with the Detroit Lions.
Hill started coaching at his alma mater Concordia University Chicago in 2008. He worked with Lonnie Pries as a defensive line coach until 2012. While at Concordia-Chicago he helped coach six all-conference performers. In 2011, Hill helped lead Concordia-Chicago to their first conference title since 1987.
Hill is originally from Shreveport, Louisiana. He graduated from Concordia University Chicago with a B.A. in sociology and a B.S. in sports management in 2010. He also went on to complete his master's degree in sports leadership in 2011.
LaMarcus Hicks enters his first season at Concordia in 2013 as the defensive backs coach for the Cardinals. Hicks spent the last two seasons at Truman High School (Taylor, MI) as the defensive coordinator and defensive backs coach. In his first season at Truman in 2011, he helped the Cougars improve 15 points per game in scoring defense. In 2012, Truman went 9-2 and won their second playoff game in school history while allowing only 11.27 points per game. He was also Truman’s head track coach.
Hicks began coaching in 2010 at Rhodes College as the wide receivers coach. Three players at the position were selected as All-SCAC.
Prior to coaching, Hicks played professionally for the Detroit Lions at defensive back. He spent two seasons on the squad from 2007 to 2008. As a defensive back at Iowa State University, Hicks was a first team All Big 12 selection in 2005 while leading the conference in interceptions. He earned Big 12 Defensive Player of the week twice that season for his play against Iowa and Oklahoma State.
Hicks received his Bachelor’s degree from ISU in 2006. A native of Clarksdale, Mississippi, he and his wife Ashley are the parents of two sets of twins, Ashton, Auston, Landon, and Layton.
Hemie Collier enters his 1st season as a member of the Cardinal Football Staff. Coach Collier will primarily work with the wide receivers.
Prior to coming to Concordia, Collier coached defensive backs at Simpson College for the past three seasons. Collier also occupied a number of other positions at Simpson College which included, jumping/sprinters coach for both men's and women's track and field teams, Junior Varsity Head Coach and Defensive Coordinator, as well as Simpson Football's equipment manager . Before joining the staff at Simpson, Collier coached defensive backs at Cornell College during the 2008 season. Prior to Cornell, Collier coached defensive backs at Luther College for two seasons.
Collier attended Luther College, graduating with a degree in history in 2007. He also played football for two seasons with the Norse, splitting time as a wide receiver and running back. Collier also spent one season with the Norse men's track and field team. Collier is currently working on his Master's degree in Educational Leadership at Concordia.
Caleb O'Hara begins his first season as the Cardinal's Defensive Graduate Assistant and Assistant Linebackers coach.
O'Hara graduated from Wittenberg University with a bachelor of science degree in Education (Middle School Science and Social Studies) in 2013. He played two years of collegiate football at Wittenberg at linebacker and spent the past two seasons as a student coach working with the Defensive Line. While at Wittenberg the overall record of the program was 40-6, while winning three conference championships and making three Division III playoff appearances, going 3-3 in those games.
O'Hara is pursuing his masters degree in Educational Leadership at Concordia.