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Patrick Baker
Email: bakerp@fau.edu
Phone: 561-702-0837

 

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Patrick Baker - Head Coach

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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, II and 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.



Cameron Fertenbaugh - Assistant Coach

Cameron Fertenbaugh

 

Cameron Fertenbaugh joined the Florida Atlantic University women’s soccer coaching staff in August of 2018 as an assistant and with the task of heading up the team’s goalkeepers.

In his first year with the program, the Owls were 12-8-1, and by going 8-1-1 in Conference USA play, earned a share of the C-USA regular season title. Under Fertenbaugh's tutelage, Jennifer Ocampo and Brianna Waggoner combined to notch six league shutouts and give up just five goals to C-USA opposition. Ocampo earned Second Team All-C-USA honors following her senior campaign, ranking second in the league with seven total shutouts, and fourth with 81 saves. She was also twice chosen as C-USA Goalkeeper of the Week.
 
Fertenbaugh was most recently a member of the women’s soccer staff at Penn State University, in a season that saw the Nittany Lions go 15-5-4, win the Big 10 Tournament, advance to the NCAA quarterfinal round, and finish No. 5 in the United Soccer Coaches poll. He has vast experience mentoring goalkeepers, including as the goalkeeping staff coach for the Region 1 Olympic Development Program since 2016, while also scouting for them.
 
Additionally during this time, Fertenbaugh served as goalkeeping coach for the Lancaster Inferno of the United Women’s Soccer league, and was the goalkeeping technical director for Mountain District Union of the Centre State Association. That was on top of being the head coach for the latter program’s U19B and U10B squads.
 
Fertenbaugh also previously worked with Elite Soccer as goalkeeping coach for U-10 to U-17, and further prior experience came with Keystone FC (as goalkeeping technical director, goalkeeping academy director and coach from 2015-2017), as an assistant coach at York College of Pennsylvania, and at Mallard Creek High School, where he earned Mecklenburg District Assistant Coach of the Year.
 
Prior to entering into the coaching ranks, Fertenbaugh was a prolific player as well. He played professionally with Harrisburg Heat of the Major Arena Soccer League, and while in college, earned 2008 USCAA All-American honors with the Penn State Beaver squad. Also there, the year prior, he was named PSUAC All-Conference and All-Academic. As a member of the Penn State Soccer Club, he helped lead the team to the national quarterfinals in 2009.
 
Fertenbaugh earned his bachelor of science in economics from Penn State, and has numerous coaching licenses, including his USSF D license, and an NSCAA advanced national goalkeeper diploma.


 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,

2019-20 FAU Athletics Head Shots Alabama. She joined the Gamecocks after a fantastic playing career at nearby North Alabama, beginning as a graduate assistantat JSU before eventually taking over the role as the program’s recruiting coordinator. During her time there, Brown recruitedplayers 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 striker director 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.

 

 

 

Current FAU Women's Soccer Players

Current FAU Women's Soccer Players