Brett Croft - Women's Soccer Coach (2024)

Brett Croft assumed leadership of the Biola Women's Soccer Program in March 2023, becoming its seventh head coach.Fall 2024 will be his second year as the Eagles' head coach.

Croft's Record at Biola
Year
2023

TOTAL
Overall
5-9-3

5-9-3
(.382)

Conference
4-4-2 (7th)

4-4-2
(.500)

Playoffs

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As Biola's head coach, Croft hasinstructed twoAll-PacWestselections, onePacWest Player of the Week, one PacWest Defender of the Week, and six CSC Academic All-District players.

Through the Years
2023was Croft's inaugural season as the Eagles' head coach. He helped guide his 2023 squad to finish seventh in the PacWest Conference which was a slot higher then their 2022 conference finish. Biola was led by two sophom*ores, Peyton Nelson and Marije Rechin, who earned All-PacWest recognition.

Before Biola
Before joining the BiolaAthletics staff, Croft wasan assistant coach at The Master's University from 2016-23. While coaching at The Master's, he also coached for Santa Clarita Blue Heat, Hart High School, Legends FC, Futbol Foundations Soccer Club and Select Cities Soccer Club.

Croft served as the lead assistant coach for the semi-professional women's team,Santa Clarita Blue Heat, for three seasons,where he helpedcurrent Division I players and YouthNational Team players from Team USA and Team Mexico fine-tune their skills during their off-season.

He also began his role as the head coach at Hart High School in 2016, a role he has held for the past three seasons. Under Croft's guidance, the Hawks saw immediate success. They became three-time Varsity Foothill League Champions and advanced to the CIF Southern Section Championships and CIF State Championships three times. The 2022-23 season was particularly remarkable for the Hart Girl's Soccer team, as they won the Varsity Foothill League, the CIF Southern Section Championships, and ultimately became the CIF State Champions.Croft has worked at Hart High School for eight seasons, five as the Junior Varsity Head Coach and four as the Junior Varsity Head Coach and the Varsity Assistant Coach.

Currently, Croft also coaches a team for Legends FC, a premier soccer club in Los Angeles, where he has been working since 2020. Before Legends FC, he coached club soccer atFutbol Foundations Soccer Club and Select Cities Soccer Club.

Playing Career
Croft's professional career began withMelleruds IF, a Swedish Football League professional club that isbased in Västra Götaland County. He signed his first pro contract withMelleruds IF for the 2015-16 season and continued to lead his team in overall points with 10 goals and 12 assists.

Next, Croft went on trial with Limón FC. Limón FC, known as Liga de Fútbol de Primera División and Liga Promerica for sponsorship reasons, competes in the top professional football division in Costa Rica. Croft was offered a contract leading into the 2016-2017 season.

Croft played collegiate careerat The Master's University from 2011-14. Croft had an impressive career with the Mustangs, becoming a team captain his junior and senior years as well as earning First Team All-Golden State Athletic Conference honors.

In the summer of 2012, Croft played summer soccer with the Southern Califronia Seahorses. He startedat right back for the Seahorses who played in the Premier Development League (PDL), now known as the United Soccer League II (USL2).

His junior and senior summer league seasons were spent with the Santa Clarita Storm. Croft served as team captain for both summers and led in goals and assists in both seasons while competing for the Storm in the Premier Level of the United Premier Soccer League (UPSL).

Before college, Croft was a soccer standout at Oak Hills High School. While at Oak Hills HS he was a two-year team captain, two-time First Team All-CIF Southern Section selection, two-time First Team All-Mojave River League pick, and the Mojave River League Defensive Player of the Year. Croft led his team tosuccess his junior and senior seasons, where they wereCIF Southern Section Division IV finalists andMojave River League Champions. He scored 19 goals and 21 assists in his junior and senior seasons.

Personal
Croft holds a bachelor's degree inSports Medicine & Pre-Physical Therapy and also earned his MBA while at The Master's.

"I am extremely thankful for the opportunity to be a part of the Biola family. The opportunity to coach at an elite level of competition that the PacWest provides, with a foundation of building up strong women of faith that Biola instills in all of its student-athletes is truly a dream come true."

Brett Croft - Women's Soccer Coach (2024)
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