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

 

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Patrick Baker - Head CoachPatrick

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.


Michael Crane - Assistant CoachMichael

Crane comes to FAU after serving as an assistant coach and interim head coach at the University of Cincinnati of the Big East Conference during the 2012 season. He helped coordinate recruiting events and prospect correspondence throughout the country. Crane began his coaching career at Duke University as an assistant coach and goalkeeper coach. He helped the Blue Devils qualify for the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) and NCAA tournaments, and goalkeeper Tara Campbell earned second-team All-ACC and All-ACC Freshman Team, while also participated in the Under-20 Nation Team Camp in 2009.

In 2010, Crane was an assistant coach at Clemson University, leading the Tigers' national recruiting and evaluation efforts. He is familiar with FAU after serving as an assistant coach at the University of South Alabama of the Sun Belt Conference in 2011. That season the Jaguars had a seven-win increase, the program's best record (12-5-3) in 10 years and the highest finish in the previous five conference seasons.


Jordan Reppell - Assistant Coach

Florida Atlantic University women's soccer head coach Patrick Baker has announced the addition of Jordan Reppell to his staff as an assistant coach. Reppell comes to FAU after serving in the same role at Nova Southeastern for the last two seasons.

Reppell was a four-year letter winner for the Missouri State University soccer team, where she started and played in all but one game on defense for the Bears from 2007-10. During her career at MSU, she accumulated numerous awards, including being named to the NSCAA/Performance Subaru All-Great Lakes Region First Team, a three-time Missouri Valley Conference First-Team All-Conference member, the MVC Defensive Player of the Year, a MVC All-Tournament Team member and the MVC All-Freshman Team. She also excelled academically. She was a two-time MVC Scholar-Athlete First-Team member and a CoSida/ESPN Academic All-District VII Second Team member.

In her senior season with the Bears, Reppell lead the defense to eight shutouts and team goals against average of 0.96. Prior to joining the NSU Sharks, Reppell was an assistant coach for MSU's women's soccer team from 2011-12 and coached various youth club teams in Missouri. 


Current FAU Women's Soccer Players

Current FAU Women's Soccer Players