Lusitana Sports FC hires Director of Coaching
Victor Oliveira club president hires director of coaching Luis Faria former women’s assistant coach at Brown University from 2004-2016. Faria has coached 26 All-Ivy student-athletes during his time with the Bears, beginning in 2004, with those student-athletes totaling 44 All-Ivy awards. He has helped guide Brown to a pair of 10-win seasons during his tenure including a 10-5-2 record in 2011 and a 10-6-1 mark in 2013.
Faria came to Brown after spending six years at Johnson & Wales University, serving as an assistant coach for the women’s soccer team from 1998-99, and as the head coach from 2000-03. He guided 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 (now Bryant University) from 1995-98. In addition, Faria has coached at Pincince’s Soccer School since 1995 and served as a recreation leader for the Rhode Island Department of Corrections from 1994-2001.
A member of the Rhode Island Stingrays from 1995-97, Faria also played semi-pro soccer with the Lusitana Sports of the LASA League from 1984-95. While with the Lusitana Sports, Faria was a two-time Player of the Year and three-time scoring champion in the LASA League.
Luis is currently a Revolution Academy RDS Staff Coach