Derek Faulkner

Coaching Experience:

Derek Faulkner heads into his first season with the Beavers in 2016. He comes to Oregon State from Cal State Los Angeles, where he helped the Golden Eagles to back-to-back NCAA Tournament appearances in 2014 and 2015. The 2014 season was a banner year for the program, as Cal State Los Angeles won the NCAA West Region and was ranked No. 6 in the year-end poll. The team set program records by allowing just nine goals on the year and posting 13 shutouts.

Playing Experience:

Prior to his coaching career, Faulkner played two seasons at Cal State Los Angeles, helping the team win the West Region in his senior campaign. He scored the game-winning goal in the CCAA Tournament in 2013, on his way to All-Tournament Team honors. During his junior campaign, the Golden Eagles were ranked as high as No. 1 in the nation. Faulkner joined CSULA after spending his first two collegiate seasons at Santa Rosa Junior College, winning two conference titles and helping the team to a state Final Four.