The men's soccer locker room was recently upgraded with a complete renovation in 2019. This change came with with new lockers, new bathrooms/showers, a film room for tactical team meetings, a new soccer tennis table, a new equipment room, etc. Leaving the locker room, will walk you right onto the game field and a great view.
We believe the locker room is a special place where memories are made and culture is upheld within the group. Therefore it should be treated as a special place for the guys to be able to get away and focus on themselves as well as their teammates.
Liberty Soccer Training ground
This training facility was built in 2018, and serves as the main training ground for the Liberty Men's Soccer team.
Thomas Indoor Soccer Complex
This is a great space for competitive training sessions or if players desire to spend some time on their own growing their technique.
Liberty Indoor Football Facility
The indoor football facility was finished in 2017 and is available to men's soccer when the weather makes playing outside unsafe.
This is our main space for strength and conditioning. Depending on the season, or individual needs, this will be a place that a Men's Soccer player will spend a significant amount of time.
The vision of the Liberty Flames Olympic Sports Strength & Conditioning department begins and ends with having an undeniable, profound impact on the lives and careers of our young student athletes.
With an innovative, organized and precise approach, our top priority is to improve high speed, loaded and unloaded, total body coordination and mechanical efficiency. We will imitate the demands of their sport through a relentless unmatched, and authentic working environment. Everything we do in training is done to help the athletes more efficiently execute the movement requirements of their sport. We will demand character, effort and accountability, which are and will be non-negotiable.
Head Coach Kelly Findley
Ian McCaw, Liberty University Director of Athletics- "Kelly has experienced considerable success as a soccer student-athlete, professional player and in his coaching career. Kelly has a passion for Liberty and our vision to train Champions for Christ, provide a high quality student-athlete experience and achieve victory with integrity. His tactical expertise, vast recruiting network and holistic coaching approach will serve Liberty men's soccer program extremely well."
Kelly Findley, Liberty Head Men's Soccer Coach- "The opportunity to coach and lead the Liberty University Men's Soccer Program is something I have always wanted to do and I am very proud to be part of the Liberty family. To coach at an elite level and represent Jesus Christ is a great responsibility and privilege and I am thankful to have been given the chance to do so. I would like to thank my family for their support, as well as Director of Athletics Ian McCaw and Associate Athletic Director Erin Hagen for giving me this exciting opportunity."
Assistant Coach Jake Berry
Jake Berry joined the Flames men's soccer staff as an assistant coach in January of 2020.
"We are very excited to have Jake join our staff. His experience and background are an excellent fit for Liberty Men's Soccer. He brings a passion for people and player development, and his strong faith, work ethic and character will help our players reach their potential."
Berry joined the Liberty men's soccer staff after three seasons as an assistant and five years on the coaching staff at Belmont Abbey. A goalkeeper during his college career, Berry worked with the team's goalkeepers from 2015-17, before moving into an active role in the team's recruiting and preparation. The Crusaders posted a 24-20-5 overall record, but dominated the Carolinas Conference with a 19-6-5 mark during his tenure.
In 2017, his first at Belmont Abbey, Berry was part of the Carolina Conference Staff of the Year. The Crusaders posted a 9-6-1 overall record and a 6-3-1 mark during the year.
Along with his time at Belmont Abbey, Berry coached at Campbell in 2014 and began his collegiate coaching career at his alma mater Messiah in 2013. As an assistant, he helped in guiding the Falcons to the NCAA Division III National title.
He also spent three seasons as an assistant coach and Director of Coaching with the United Soccer League's (USL) Charlotte Eagles, 2015-17. The Eagles, a soccer ministry, won the Premier Development League National Championship in 2017.
Berry was part of three NCAA Division III National Champion teams (2009, 2010, and 2012) while at Messiah. The goalkeeper appeared in 49 games for the Falcons, earning Mid-Atlantic Conference All-Commonwealth honors in 2010 and 2011. In 2012, he played with the Buxmont Torch of the National Premier Soccer League (NPSL).
Berry graduated from Messiah with a bachelor's degree in business administration in 2013 and later earned a MBA with a concentration in international entrepreneurship from Cairn.
Assistant Coach Douglas Oliveira
Douglas Oliveira joined the Liberty men's coaching staff as an assistant coach during the fall of 2020.
Oliveira has served as an assistant coach the past two seasons with the Mississippi Brilla FC. Based in Clinton, Miss., the soccer ministry and USL-2 team is Mississippi's only Premier Development League (PDL) franchise and performs ongoing inner-city work through its Urban Soccer Project. Also while working on his master's degree in human performance at Liberty, Oliveira served as the Flames team manager from Feb. 2019 through May 2020.
The Campinas, Brazil native played two collegiate seasons at Indiana Wesleyan and two collegiate seasons at John Brown. The Wildcats' center back, he was part of Indiana Wesleyan's NCCAA National runner-up squad in 2017. In addition, he played for the PDL's Charlotte Eagles from 2016-18. In 2017, he was named to the All-Eastern Conference team, as the Eagles won the PDL title.
Oliveira graduated from Indiana Wesleyan with a bachelor's degree in exercise science with a minor in coaching. He earned a master's degree in human performance with a strength and conditioning cognate from Liberty in May of 2020.
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Our unlimited dining plan is great for student athletes as you can eat/ swipe into our dining locations multiple times through out the day, not just to eat your main meal, but to grab a coffee or a smoothie and a snack. Your 'swipes' don't have to be planned out for 3 meals a day, but are unlimited through the day.