Head Coach, Men's Soccer
Brett Faro is in his second season as the head men’s soccer coach at Cedarville University. He guided the Yellow Jackets to the Great Midwest Athletic Conference championship and a 13-3-4 record in his first campaign.
Faro was named the program’s interim head coach in July, 2013 and later had the interim tag removed in November just before the G-MAC Tournament. He spent the previous two seasons as CU’s top assistant coach.
CU has gone 44-13-8 since Faro’s arrival including a school-record 17 victories in 2012. The Jackets won the 2011 NCCAA Midwest Region banner and placed third at the national tournament.
Faro came to Cedarville after serving as an assistant coach at the United States Naval Academy during the 2010 campaign. He helped guide the Midshipmen to a 7-5-4 record.
Faro has been involved in multiple levels of soccer in coaching and administration. He coached the U17 Maryland Nike Rush ‘93 in 2010-11 and helped lead the NCSL Division I squad to three tournament championships.
Faro was team manager of Sky Blue FC of Women’s Professional Soccer in 2010. He also coached and trained players in the Hershey Youth Soccer Club in 2007 and 2008.
Faro was a four-year standout during his playing career at perennial NCAA Division III powerhouse Messiah College from 2005-09. He was a member of four national championship teams, was a two-time team captain, and tied the school record for the most games played in a career with 99.
Assistant Coach, Men's Soccer
Former Yellow Jacket Grant Knight has been part of the men’s soccer staff as an assistant coach since 2011. He possesses a USSF B coaching license.
The Wellington, Ohio native played three seasons for Cedarville in 2003-04 and 2006 and was a two-time team captain. He appeared in 55 matches with 45 starts totaling 11 goals and 6 assists for 28 points.
Knight was a member of the 2006 NCCAA national runner-up squad. He was an NCCAA Midwest Region Team selection, was tabbed NCCAA All-America honorable mention, and was an NAIA and NCCAA Scholar-Athlete.
Knight, a 2006 CU grad with a degree in psychology, gained three years of PDL experience playing for the Cascade Surge in Oregon. He was a two-time team captain and served as the squad’s ministry director.
Knight had a short stint playing professionally for SV Gerasdorf in Austria and later spent time in Amberg, Germany and in Porto Alegre, Brazil training with FC Amberg and Gremio Esportivo Sapucaiense.