In 2013, at the age of 29 years old Michael Faulds became the Head Coach & Manager of Football Operations at Wilfrid Laurier University. Very quickly Coach Faulds brought lots of energy and excitement to this historic football program. The Golden Hawks under Coach Faulds went from a 1-7 record back in 2013 to two straight Yates Cups appearances in 2016 & 2017, winning it in 2016.
With the quick turnaround and success in 2016, Coach Faulds was awarded the country’s highest honour for a coach and that is the OUA and U Sports Coach of the Year. The high powered Laurier offense under Coach Faulds produced two OUA MVP’s: RB Dillon Campbell in 2014 and WR Kurleigh Gittens Jr in 2017.
As a player, Coach Faulds was the quarterback for four Team Canada’s: 3 Junior Teams in Atlanta 2000, New Orleans 2001 and San Diego 2003 and also for the Senior Team in Austria 2011.
In University, Coach Faulds returned from a full scholarship with the Toledo Rockets to be the Western Mustangs quarterback where he won two Yates Cups 2007 & 2008, two Yates Cups MVP’s 2007 & 2008, the OUA player of the year award in 2009. Until recently, Coach Faulds was the U Sports all-time single season and career passing record holder. At Western, Coach Faulds received his undergrad degree in Geography and his Masters in Kinesiology.
In his personal life, Coach Faulds and his wife Stacey live in Kitchener and they have two children: 6 year old Chloe and 3 year old Lucas.