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Patrick Baker - Head Coach


Patrick Baker was named head coach of the Florida Atlantic University women's soccer program in February 2013 after successful stints at NCAA Division I, IIand III institutions. Baker is the fourth head coach in the program's 22 year history.


Baker brings a winning pedigree to FAU, being the only women's soccer coach in NCAA history to take a team to the Division I, II and III postseason tournaments. He was named the 2003 National Coach of the Year by Soccer America, amassed an 80-46-11 record, and had one team advance to the NCAA Division I Final Four. His teams had 18 wins over ranked opponents, including six victories over top 10 teams. Baker's NCAA Division I coaching career started at Pennsylvania in the Ivy League for four years, then six years at Florida State of the Atlantic Coast Conference and five years at Georgia of the Southeastern Conference (SEC).


Five of Baker's six Florida State teams qualified for the NCAA tournament, and the Seminoles made three Sweet 16 appearances and advanced to the 2003 Final Four. He is the only coach in Georgia program history to take three straight teams to the NCAA women's soccer tournament. His 2007 Bulldogs' team had the best record in school history (18-4-2) and posted an 8-1-2 mark in SEC play. In 2009, Baker helped guide Georgia o a No. 20 national ranking.


Baker has spent the past two years at California-Berkeley, helping the Bears advance to the second round of the NCAA tournament in both seasons. He was the program's recruiting coordinator and helped attract PAC-12 Freshman of the Year Ifeoma Onumonu.


 Nikki Brown - Assistant Coach


Brown joined FAU in May of 2019 after nearly six years as part of the staff at Jacksonville State University in Jacksonville, Alabama. She joined the Gamecocks after a fantastic playing career at nearby North Alabama, beginning as a graduate assistant at JSU before eventually taking over the role as the program’s recruiting coordinator. During her time there,Brown recruited players who were recognized with multiple All-Ohio Valley Conference honors, including All-OVC Second Team and All-Newcomer.  Also during her coaching career, Brown worked with Northeast Alabama Fusion F.C. as head coach, as the strikedirector for No. 1 Soccer Camps, and as a head and assistant coach with the Olympic Development Program in Birmingham.


Brown was a three-time Daktronics All-American at North Alabama, twice was named NSCAA All-South Region, and three times to the Daktronics All-South Region First Team as well. All four years, she was an All-Gulf South Conference honoree. She helped lead the Lions to a 2011 GSC Conference Championship, and was as successful off the pitch as on, earning 2011 CoSIDA Capital One Academic All-American honors, and three times, was a recipient of the GSC “Top Ten” Award.

A native of Bognor Regis, England, Brown earned her undergraduate degree from UNA in physical education, graduating magna cum laude. While serving as JSU’s grad assistant, she completed her master’s work with a 4.0 GPA in sport management. She also completed her United Soccer Coaches Premier Diploma in January of 2019.


Jeremy Hampton - Assistant Coach

Jeremy Hampton

Florida Atlantic University women’s soccer head coach Patrck Baker announced the hiring of Jeremy Hampton as assistant coach in April 2023. Hampton arrives in Paradise after spending the last four years at Tuscaloosa Academy.


 Hampton served Tuscaloosa Academy as the Head Boys’ and Girls’ Soccer Coach in addition to serving as the Assistant Director of Athletics. During his tenure there, Hampton led both the boys and girls teams to multiple state championships, while also developing 15 AISA All-State soccer selections between the two programs. In 2021, Hampton was awarded the United Soccer Coaches 2021 High School Coach of Significance honor.


 Hampton also worked as the Director of Goalkeeping for Birmingham United Soccer Association from 2015-2021. While there, Hampton planned, organized and executed all goalkeeper training sessions for all ECNL, ECRL, RPL, and State League goalkeepers, while managing and directing recruitment efforts.


Hampton also served as assistant and head coach at the University of Montevallo from 2012-2014. He helped guide the Falcons to a postseason appearance as a head coach and assistant coach.  Hampton helped coach Peach Belt Conference Freshman of the Year and All-Peach Belt Conference selection Jade Pennock during the 2012 season as an assistant coach at Montevallo.


Hampton also served as an assistant women's soccer coach at the University of Alabama from 2005-2008. Hampton coached the 2007 SEC Freshman Goalkeeper of the Year and had his goalkeepers produce the fourth, fifth and 10th highest save percentages in program history. He helped reduce the goalkeepers' goals against average from 2.65 in 2006 to 1.49 in 2007. 


Hampton is a 2002 graduate of the University of Alabama with a bachelor's degree in history with a minor in political science. He went on to earn his State of Alabama Teaching Education certification from the University of West Alabama in 2003. Hampton earned his master's degree in human performance with an emphasis in sports management from the University of Alabama in 2010.



Current FAU Women's Soccer Players

Current FAU Women's Soccer Players