Director of Soccer
Beginning in 2011, Brett Bentley is the first Director of Soccer for Northwest Christian University. After taking over as the Men's Soccer Coach prior to the 2010 season, he added Women's Soccer coaching duties as well for 2011.
In his first season at the helm of the men's soccer program, Bentley turned around a program that had never won more than four wins in a season, guiding the Beacons to a seven-win season, including a record four wins in Cascade Collegiate Conference action.
Bentley comes to the Beacons after spending the previous two seasons as an assistant to both the men's and women's soccer teams at Corban College.
He is also currently the Training Director and a head coach with the Keizer Soccer Club. Coach Bentley has been coaching competitive soccer for the past nine years, which included stints as the varsity boys soccer coach at Estrella Foothills HS in Goodyear, Ariz., and as the women's assistant coach at Grand Canyon University.
As a player, Bentley played for the Region IV Olympic Development Team, the University of California-Riverside, and Yavapai Junior College before finishing his Collegiate Career at Corban University. He spent three seasons playing for the Cascade Surge of the Premier Developmental League in the USL, one season in which he doubled as a player and coach.
Bentley graduated from Corban College in 2006 with a bachelor's degree in psychology.
Bentley has also spent time living in Germany as a player and coach for the Athletes for Christ professional soccer ministry. He has taken numerous trips to Mexico, Canada, England and Austria as a player and soccer missionary.