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Wisconsin Lutheran College - Soccer
Wisconsin Lutheran College - Soccer

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COACHING STAFF

 

Joe Luedke  |  Head Coach

Joe Luedke is in his 17th season as head coach of the Wisconsin Lutheran College men's soccer team.

The Warriors qualified for the NACC Tournament last season for the first time since 2012 after posting their second straight season of a 9-9-1 overall record. WLC clinched the sixth seed in the conference tournament following a 5-4-1 league mark.

Three seasons prior in 2012, the Warriors won a school-record 11 games and the team tied a school record for conference victories with six. WLC reached the NACC Tournament for the first time since 2007.

The 2007 NACC Co-Coach of the Year, Luedke saw his team finish 10-9-1 overall and 6-3-1 in conference play that year. The 10-win season was at the time the highest single-season win total in program history.

Luedke has coached 54 players who have earned all-conference honors in 16 seasons as head coach.

Wisconsin Lutheran is the first collegiate head coaching assignment for Luedke, but he is well versed in all aspects of soccer at the youth, high school, and collegiate levels.

Luedke was a standout soccer player while at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. The forward completed his career with 20 goals, eight assists, and garnered team MVP honors his senior campaign. He earned all-league recognition both his freshman and sophomore seasons. He graduated from UWM in 2001 with a degree in history.

A graduate of Wisconsin Lutheran High School, Luedke was a three-sport varsity athlete in soccer, basketball, and baseball. He received the Daniel Nitschke Male Athlete of the Year Award his senior year.

In addition to his coaching duties at WLC, Luedke is the director of coaching at Elm Grove Soccer Club. In the high school ranks, Luedke served as varsity girls' soccer coach at Pius High School from 2001-2004, and varsity girls' soccer coach at Wisconsin Lutheran High School in 2005.

In 1995, Luedke founded the Hat Trick Soccer Camp, a competitive preseason soccer camp for high school girls. He has also worked as head clinician for the Brown Deer Recreation Department, soccer director for the Shorewood Recreation Department, staff coach for the British-American Soccer Camp, the Super Camp (the premier high school boys' preseason camp in Wisconsin), and staff coach for the Marquette University National I.D. Camp.

Luedke was born August 8, 1976, in Wauwatosa. He and his wife, Jennifer, reside in Wauwatosa with their two sons, Cole and Noah, and daughter, Grace.

 

Logan Fye  |  Associate Head Coach

Logan Fye is in his first season as associate head coach for the Wisconsin Lutheran College men's soccer team after serving the past three seasons as the graduate assistant.

In addition to coaching the Warriors, Fye runs the Warriors Soccer Camps, WLC Futsal and 7v7 Leagues, and is a coach for Elm Grove Soccer Club.

Fye was a four-year letterwinner (2009-2012) on the men's soccer team at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. As a midfielder, he was a three-time All-Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference selection (2010-2012). Fye was also named to the All-Wisconsin State Team each of those three seasons.

In his senior season, Fye was named First Team All-WIAC and the conference's Co-Offensive Player of the Year after leading the Warhawks with six goals and 14 points. During Fye's collegiate career, Wisconsin-Whitewater won three straight WIAC titles (2009-2011) and made the NCAA Tournament all three of those years.

Fye graduated from UW-Whitewater in 2013 with a bachelor's degree in business administration. During his time as a student-athlete, he also served as a coach at the Warhawks' summer soccer camp.

Fye played varsity prep soccer for three seasons at Winnebago High School (Ill.). He was named all-sectional, all-conference, and his team won the 2008 Class A state championship.

Currently residing in Milwaukee, Fye is enrolled in the college's Master of Arts in Education program, specializing in leadership and innovation. He holds a USSF National "D" License and NSCAA Goalkeeping Level 1 and 2 Diplomas. Fye also plays professionally for the Milwaukee Torrent.

 

Brian Ardellini  |  Assistant Coach

Former Wisconsin Lutheran College men's soccer player Brian Ardellini is in his 14th season as an assistant coach with the WLC men's soccer program.

Ardellini was a four-year (1998-2001) letterwinner at Wisconsin Lutheran as a goalkeeper. He was named to the LMC All-Rookie Team as a freshman and started every match as a sophomore, finishing with 140 saves. As a junior he had six matches with 15 or more saves, including a season-high 30 saves versus Marian College. He co-captained the team his senior year.

Ardellini played four years of soccer at Menomonee Falls High School where his team won the WIAA regional championship his senior season.

Born November 20, 1979 in Milwaukee, Ardellini graduated from Wisconsin Lutheran in 2003 with a degree in elementary education. He is in his 14th year as a middle school teacher at Richfield School, where he teaches math and tech ed, and is completing a master's degree in technology education. Ardellini and his wife reside in Milwaukee with their three-year old daughter.

 

CJ Dwyer  |  Assistant Coach

CJ Dwyer is in his first season as an assistant coach for the Wisconsin Lutheran College men's soccer team.

Dwyer joins the Warriors' coaching staff after graduating from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh in 2016 with a kinesiology degree emphasizing in strength and conditioning. Dwyer played in two games for the Titans during the 2014 season before suffering a season-ending injury. That same season, UWO finished 14-5-2 overall and was crowned champions of the WIAC with a 3-0-1 record.

Dwyer has held coaching positions with Elm Grove Soccer Club (2016), Oshkosh United (2015), and Menomonee Falls High School (2011-2014).

A graduate of Menomonee Falls High School, Dwyer lettered in basketball, soccer, and track & field for the Indians. He was a member of the conference championship basketball team in 2009-2010, as well as the regional championship teams for basketball and soccer.

Dwyer resides in Menomonee Falls and is enrolled in the college's Master of Arts in Education program, specializing in leadership and innovation.