Coaching Staff

HEAD COACH

Lisa Lubke

Lisa Lubke is serving her second year as an assistant coach for the University of Illinois soccer program where, in addition to her on field duties, she manages the program’s analytics for player performance. A native of Columbus, Ohio, Lubke came to Illinois after spending the 2018 season with the Northern Colorado Bears.

Prior to her stint at Northern Colorado, Lubke has spent time at other Division I college programs including Santa Clara University and Gardner-Webb University.

In addition to collegiate coaching experience, Lubke also brings youth coaching experience to Illinois as she served as the assistant director of coaching for Vision Soccer Club, from 2015-2018. While in that role she oversaw the player development curriculum in the club while also serving as the head coach of the girls U15 – U18 age groups.

A 2012 graduate of Radford University, Lubke was a two-time all-conference selection for the Highlanders. She was named the 2009 Big South Conference Preseason Player of the Year and earned Preseason Conference Defensive Player of the Year honors in 2010. After leading Radford to two Big South Championships, Lubke continued her playing career at Durham University in the UK where she won a BUCS National Championship.

Lubke earned her Bachelor’s degree in Exercise, Sport and Health Education from Radford University, and returned to school to earn a Master’s degree in Management-Entrepreneurship from Durham University. She holds her C license from the United States Soccer Federation and has her Advanced National Goalkeeper diploma and Premier Diploma from the United Soccer Coaches.  Lubke is also a certified personal trainer through the National Strength and Conditioning Association.

Assistant Coach

William Hudson

William has been involved with competitive soccer both playing and coaching for over
35 years.   He is serving in his second year as Head Coach at Lincoln College and joins
LC with a strong track record of building competitive women’s soccer programs.  Prior to
Lincoln, William spent four seasons at the helm of the Illinois Central College Women’s
team.  He joined the Cougars during a period of rebuilding and went 5-12 during his first
season.  In 2018, Hudson’s team went 15-4, won their conference and made an
appearance in the region semi-final. 
As the Owner/Director of Coaching for HappyFeet Legends of Peoria, a curriculum
based program for the development of youth soccer, William operates classes and
clinics in the Peoria/Bloomington metro areas. He has a rich history of coaching and
developing youth soccer players at every age.  The clubs William has coached include
the Legends Soccer Club, Bettendorf Soccer Association and St. Paul Blackhawks.    
 
Past experiences also include his positions as the Varsity Girls Soccer Coach at
Washington Community High School, Assistant Girls Coach at Rock Island High School
and Head Boys Coach at Alleman High School.  Additionally, William was the Head
Women’s Coach and Assistant Men’s Coach at Marycrest International University from
1999 to 2001. 
 
Past playing experience includes Bradley University, Rock Island High School, ODP –
Illinois, and Prairie State Games and Iowa Games. 
William earned his Master of Arts in Education from Marycrest International University
and Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Bradley University. He holds a D
license from the United States Soccer Federation.
Coach Hudson lives in Washington, Illinois with his wife and four children.

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