Brendan Faherty, his wife Therese and daughter Ellie. (Photo courtesy of Yale University)
Brendan Faherty has a new gig.
Faherty resigned as Stony Brook University women’s coach and to take over similar responsibilities at Yale University Thursday.
In three seasons, Faherty led the Seawolves to an America East Conference Championship and an NCAA Division I tournament berth in 2017, defeating fourth-seeded Hartford and No. 1 seed New Hampshire en route to the conference final. He followed that up with the conference’s regular season title in 2018, going 6-1-1 in league play and earning the top seed in the America East playoffs.
The Guilford, Conn. native’s first season yielded a third-place finish with his team going 6-2 in America East play and hosting rights for the quarterfinals of the 2016 playoffs.
The Northeastern University graduate finished 31-26-4 in his Seawolves career and 15-7-1 in America East play. A national search for his replacement will begin immediately.
“I am grateful to Vicky Chun and Ann-Marie Guglieri for the opportunity to lead the women’s soccer program,” Faherty said. “Yale University is a special place, and I am humbled to be able to work with some of the best student-athletes in the world.
“I would also like to thank Shawn Heilbron, Patrick Muffley and Stony Brook athletics for their support and guidance the past three years. I was fortunate to work with a fantastic group of young women and I am forever thankful for their trust in me along with their investment in the women’s soccer program.
“I look forward to working with the incredible student-athletes, faculty, staff and alumni at Yale and making sure we do everything to ensure a `best in class’ experience for everyone associated with women’s soccer. Go Bulldogs!”
Faberty became the sixth women’s soccer coach in Yale program history.
“I am thrilled to have Brendan as the next leader of our women’s soccer program,” Yale director of athletics Vicky Chun said. “His national reputation and credentials made him immediately stand out, but it was his vision for the future of Yale women’s soccer, his deep commitment to success both academically and athletically, his unwavering passion for student-athlete development, and the respect and love from his former student-athletes that made him the clear choice. Brendan’s core values align perfectly with those of our university and department.”