Associate Head Coach
Henry Zapata was named Associate Head Women’s Soccer coach at Lamar University in February 2016, rejoining LU head coach Steve Holeman.
Zapata came to LU from Elon University, where he served as assistant coach in 2015. Prior to that, Zapata spent two years as Holeman’s assistant coach at Georgia, helping the Bulldogs post a 22-15-3 record in those two campaigns, advancing to the NCAA Tournament in 2014, a season that saw Georgia ranked as high as 14th in the nation.
Zapata has also served on the staffs at the College of Charleston and the University of Illinois. He has also coached club soccer in South Carolina and Illinois.
Zapata, who earned a bachelor’s degree in broadcast journalism from Illinois in 2008 and a master’s degree in sport management from Illinois in 2011, holds a USSF National “B” coaching license.
A native of Beaumont, Texas, Nathan Stockie returns to his hometown as he enters his first season as assistant coach at Lamar University.
An all-around athlete, Stockie played soccer, baseball and football at Monsignor Kelly Catholic High School in Beaumont. He was a three-time all-district selection in soccer, and was named to the All-State Tournament Team in 2008. Stockie played club soccer for the TSC Texans USSF Academy U18 team, helping the team to win State Cup and Regional Cup championships in 2007.
Stockie played collegiate soccer at Long Island University, where he was an honor-roll student while earning a degree in sports management. As a senior, he was fourth in the nation with an average of 6.2 saves per game.
After graduating from LIU, Stockie played professionally in Finland. During the offseason, he returned to Monsignor Kelly Catholic High School, where he was assistant coach for the boys and girls varsity teams.