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Head men's soccer coach resigns

April 16th, 2018

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – Bethel College Athletic Director Tony Hoops announced today that Victor Garcia-Bebek has resigned as head men’s soccer coach, effective March 26.

Garcia-Bebek coached the Threshers for one season, finishing with a record of 7-11 (3-8 in the Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference).

From 2002-2015, Garcia-Bebek was on the soccer coaching staffs at Newman University and Friends University, both in Wichita.

At Newman, he served as assistant men’s coach, 2002-2009, and head women’s coach, 2012-15. In between, he was head women’s coach at Friends.

“Victor did a tremendous job with our soccer program this past season, taking over in early August in a very difficult situation as a late hire,” Hoops said. “He came in prepared, with great attention to detail, from his first day here on campus.

“The start that our team had at 7-3 this past season was very special, and I credit Victor for creating a winning culture of trust by players he did not recruit or know before.

“I wish Victor all the best in his future career endeavors. He will be missed by our Bethel coaching family.”

“I want to thank Bethel for the opportunities of personal and professional growth provided me during my time here,” Garcia-Bebek said. “I have enjoyed working for the college.”

“A search for a replacement will begin immediately,” Hoops added, “with a heavy emphasis on hiring a coach to bring coaching stability to the men’s soccer program.”

Bethel College ranks at No. 1 in College Consensus’ ranking of Kansas colleges and universities, and is the only Kansas private college listed in the analysis of top colleges and universities, the Washington Monthly National Universities-Liberal Arts section and the National Liberal Arts College category of U.S. News & World Report, all for 2017-18. The four-year liberal arts college is affiliated with Mennonite Church USA. For more information, see

In sports, Bethel competes within the 12-school KCAC and the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics. For more information, see

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