Middle Georgia State University

Middle Georgie State Knights
1100 SE 2nd St Cochran, GA 31014
NAIA Georgia Southeast
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Elvar Gudjonsson

Head Coach Elvar Gudjonsson is entering his fifth season at Middle Georgia State College. He spent the 2013-14 season as the head coach at Montgomery Academy in Montgomery, Alabama where he took the team to the state championship in his only season. Prior to Montgomery Academy, Gudjonsson spent two years as a Graduate Assistant at Auburn University-Montgomery assisting with the men's and women's teams. As an assistant, Gudjonsson helped the AUM program to reach the Elite Eight in 2012 and the Final of the 2013 NAIA National Championship (an overtime loss).


Elvar played for AUM from 2004-2007 as a defender and was an All-American Honorable Mention in 2005. He played on teams that made 4 consecutive NAIA National Tournament Appearances with a Runner-Up finish in 2004 and Final Four Appearances in 2005 and 2007. He was All-Conference for the SSAC in 2004, 2005, and 2006 while being named Conference Tournament MVP in 2005. Gudjonsson also played on the Iceland U-17 and U-19 national teams as well as spent several years playing semi-professionally in Iceland.


NAIA Coaching Record: (2014-Present): 19-30-2


Education:


Masters in Sports Management, AUM, 2013


Bachelors of Science in Physical Education, AUM, 2007

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Allen Luton

Assistant Men's Soccer Coach Allen Luton is in his third season with MGA. The New York native brings with him to the Knights more than 12 years of coaching experience. Most recently he was the head coach at Mary Persons High School (Forsyth, GA), amassing a 52-17-3 record during his time with the program. In 2015, Luton was named the Region 2-AAAA Coach of the Year after leading the school to its second region championship in three years (including the first in school history). He also guided the Bulldogs to the Class AAAA Elite 8 and a pair of Sweet 16 appearances. Luton's coaching experience dates back to 2005 and also includes stints with Southern Alliance Futbol (SAF), Macon Soccer Club and Athens United Soccer Association.


As a player, Luton was a four-year starter and two-year captain at Brewton-Parker College (Mt. Vernon, GA). He helped lead BPC to its only Southern States Athletic Conference championship in school history and a pair of NAIA National Tournament appearances. Luton also holds the school record for games played in a career.


He has an M.A. in Education from Georgia College & State University and a B.A. in Political Science from Brewton-Parker College.

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