Head Coach, Men's Soccer
Brett Faro has been at Cedarville for the past three seasons. After serving as assistant coach for his first two seasons, Brett was promoted to head coach for the 2013 campaign. He led the team to a 13-3-4 record that concluded with a victory in the G-MAC Conference Tournament.
CU has gone 31-10-4 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 is in his third season on the men’s soccer staff as an assistant coach. He possesses a USSF C coaching license.
The Wellington, Ohio native played three seasons for Cedarville in 2003-04 and 2006. 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 Germany training and on trial with FC Leipzig, FC Amberg, and Regensberg.