Brent Coates, a graduate from the University of Tulsa, spent three years as OBU's assistant coach before being named head coach before the 2007 season.
Coates succeeded Marcelo Galvao, who was the program's first coach.
The OBU men's soccer team has one trip to the NAIA Tournament already under its belt and the women's program came close to reaching the national tournament twice under Coates, who coached the women until 2010.
Coates played soccer at Tulsa and graduated in 1998 with a bachelor's degree in business management. He received his master's degree in education from Bethel College in Tennessee.
After college, Coates played in England on club and professional teams. He joined OBU after a year as a volunteer assistant at Oklahoma Christian University.
Alfredo Hernandez, Goalkeeper Coach
Alfredo Hernandez attended both USAO and Southwestern Oklahoma State, graduating in 2002 with a degree in recreational leadership. Heis a graduate of Clinton High School. Hernandez has coached keepers at Carl Albert High School and the Midwest City Soccer Club and holds a National "D" Coaching license.
Marcos Silva returns to his alma mater this season as assistant soccer coach for men's soccer. He graduated from OBU in 2006 with a bachelor's degree in exercise science. He added a master's degree in sports administration from Eastern New Mexico in 2009. He has played in Belgium, Swaziland and Canada since leaving OBU, with posts with the Thunder Bay Chill and Rockford Rampage as well. At OBU, Silva was All-Conference and holds records for season assists, career goals and career points. He was an All-American at Oklahoma Wesleyan prior to transferring to OBU. Silva is married to women's assistant coach Maira Negri. He enjoys surfing, movies, travel and watching soccer.