Luis Faria begins his ninth season as an assistant coach for the Brown women's soccer team in 2012. Faria came to Brown after having spent six years at Johnson & Wales University, serving as an Assistant Coach for the women's soccer team from 1998-1999, and as the Head Coach from 2000-2003. He helped to guide the team to its first-ever NCAA Division III Tournament Appearance. While at Johnson & Wales Faria also served as an Admissions Officer.
Prior to his time at Johnson & Wales, Faria was an assistant coach for both men's and women's soccer at Bryant College from 1995-1998. In addition, Faria has coached at Pincince's Soccer School since 1995 and has served as a recreation leader for the RI Department of Corrections from 1994-2001.
A member of the Rhode Island Stingrays from 1995-1997, Faria also played semi-pro soccer with the Lusitana Sports of the LASA League from 1984-1995. While with the Lusitana Sports, Faria was a two-time Player of the Year and three-time scoring champion in the LASA League.
A 1984 All-American, while playing for CCRI, Faria earned an
Associates Degree from CCRI in Business Administration in 1987. In
2000, Faria earned a second Associates Degree from CCRI in Law
Enforcement and Corrections. Most recently, Faria completed a
Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice, graduating from Johnson
& Wales in 2010.
Faria, who was inducted into the New England Soccer Hall of Fame, in November of 2006, aquired an NSCAA Premiere License in 2008.
Luis and his wife, Aida, live in Cumberland, Rhode Island, with their daughters, Alexa and Meghan.