Brett Mitchell has been at the helm of the men's soccer program since its inception and will lead the team into its eighth season this fall. Last year Mitchell led the team to a 6-8-4 overall record, its best finish to date.
In his first year with the university Mitchell was charged with building both the men's and women's soccer programs from the ground up. He not only started the two teams, but also began the Faulkner soccer camps and the Futbol Club, two fundraising programs to help the soccer teams.
Mitchell was also instrumental in the development of the program's new Dalraida property. The six acre site, once home to a neighborhood park and swimming facility, will serve as the new home field for the soccer program. The site has undergone extensive renovations that include leveling and sodding the playing surface and renovating the future locker room. Future plans include a remodeled concession stand, shower facilities and an athletic training station.
Mitchell works with clinics and camps outside of Faulkner as well as the Charles Davis Foundation and Torch Soccer Missions. Each summer coach Mitchell and his wife travel to Honduras with Torch Missions to play and coach soccer. In the summer of 2006, he took the men's team from Faulkner with him to Honduras.
Before coming to Faulkner, Mitchell coached for six years at Ezell-Harding Christian School in Nashville, Tenn., where he also began the soccer program. In his last season with the school he led the boy's team to a third-place finish in the Tennessee state tournament.
Mitchell was born and raised in Toronto, Canada. He moved to Tennessee to attend Lipscomb University on a cross-country scholarship. He graduated from Lipscomb in 2000 with a degree in Psychology. Mitchell and his wife, Judy, were married in 1998. Their daughter Reid was born in 2009 and the couple welcomed their son Carter James in August of this year. The Mitchells are members at Vaughn Park Church of Christ.