Mike Faith

Mike Faith enters his ninth season at the helm of the Franklin & Marshall women's lacrosse program in 2020-21.

Faith has guided the Diplomats to seven successful seasons to open his coaching campaign at F&M, leading the squad to a 130-32 overall record, a pair Centennial Conference (CC) Championships in 2015 and 2017 and back-to-back NCAA Final Four Appearances (2016-17). During his tenure, Faith has helped the Diplomats earn 20 All-America, 34 All-Region, and 43 All-CC accolades. He has twice been named the Centennial Coach of the Year, earning the honor in 2016 and 2019.

Faith has seen his student-athletes be recognized among the nation’s best as Paige Moriarty ’18 was named the IWLCA Attacker of the Year in 2016 and 2017, while Vanessa Budd ’17 earned the IWLCA Defender of the Year award in 2017.

The Diplomats have reached the NCAA Sweet 16 in each of Faith’s seven seasons and have won at least 16 games every year at the helm. His 2016 squad set a program record for wins with 21, while Faith became the first coach in program history to reach the 100-win plateau with an 18-0 shutout of Bryn Mawr on April 6, 2018.

Faith took over the Elizabethtown program just four years into its existence and wasted little time building it into a perennial conference contender. The Blue Jays competed in seven conference championship tournaments, including five trips to the finals and two MAC championships under Faith's leadership. He was named MAC Coach of the Year in 2007 and 2010 as Elizabethtown made its way through the conference schedule with an unblemished mark. Faith compiled a 97-48 mark at Elizabethtown, including a 65-14 record in conference play.

Under his guidance, 44 All-Conference selections were named, including four MAC Player of the Year honors and two Rookie of the Year awards. Also, 20 All-Region selections and four IWCLA All-Americans were awarded during Faith's tenure.

A 2000 graduate of Salisbury University, Faith spent the previous eight seasons as the head women's lacrosse coach at Elizabethtown College, where he built one of the most successful programs in the Middle Atlantic Conference (MAC). He also served as the director of intramural sports, overseeing all aspects of the intramural sports programs at the college.

"F&M has a remarkable tradition of success of our intercollegiate athletics programs, and the selection of Coach Mike Faith reflects our ongoing commitment to developing the talents, character and leadership qualities of all student-athletes," said Dean of the College Kent Trachte, who oversees the Department of Athletics and Recreation.