Faherty Named Mutiny Director Of Player Personnel
April 3, 2012
AMHERST, Mass. - UMass women's soccer assistant coach Brendan Faherty was recently named the Director of Player Personnel for The New England Mutiny for the squad's 2012 season in the newly-formed WPSL Elite League. Faherty, who will enter his third season with the Minutewomen this fall, will be part of the Mutiny staff, alongside General Manager Kristin Shaw and Head Coach Tony Horta.
In his two years on head coach Ed Matz's staff, UMass qualified for the postseason in both of their seasons at the helm, reaching the Atlantic 10 Tournament Final in 2011.
"I am excited to work with Joe [Ferrara, Team Owner], Tony and Kristin to put together a roster that will help the New England Mutiny achieve success in WPSL Elite," said Faherty.
Faherty came to UMass after serving as head coach at the University of New Haven for eight seasons, where he was recognized as the 2005 New York Collegiate Athletic Conference (NYCAC) Coach of the Year, after the team captured the league's regular season crown. The winningest coach in program history (82 victories) led the Chargers to six straight postseason berths and the school's first two appearances in the Division II NCAA Tournament, including a trip to the Sweet 16 in 2005.
During his tenure at New Haven, Faherty developed four All-America honorees, three straight Conference Player Of The Year award winners and the first Academic All-American in the program's existence. Faherty also guided student-athletes to 13 All-Region accolades and 27 All-Conference plaudits.
Faherty graduated from Northeastern University in 2001 with a Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training and spent a year coaching in England while earning a postgraduate degree in football industries at Liverpool University in 2002. He currently holds a United States Soccer Federation (USSF) "B" License and a National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) Advanced National Diploma.
As a player at Northeastern, Faherty was a four-year starter and three-year team captain. The Huskies team MVP earned America East All-Conference and All-Tournament honors as a senior and participated in the NEWISA Senior Bowl. Off the pitch, Brendan is the Founder and Editor of Soccer Banter (www.soccerbanter.org).