Pritchard Ndaira is entering his inaugural season at the helm for the Lady Eagles. Ndaira is a familiar face around Faulkner, having played for the men's soccer team from 2012 to 2014.
The former all-Southern States Athletic Conference goalkeeper led the league in saves per game his last three seasons. The Triangle, Zimbabwe, native tallied 323 saves over three seasons, averaging 6.6 stops per contest.
Ndaira was also a three-time all-academic team member and earned a conference Defensive Player of the Week honor his senior year.
After graduating he pursued coaching opportunities at George Washington Carver High School and Mountain Brook High School where he served as assistant coach in 2016 and 2017, respectively.
Ndaira worked with the Alabama Olympic Development Program as a goalkeeper coach and the Alabama Elite Player Development Program as a head coach. He has also coached with the Vestavia Hills Soccer Club and Crank Soccer since 2017.
"I am excited and honored to be given the opportunity to be a part of a university that means so much to me and my family," Ndaira said. "I am looking forward to building a program that is successful both on and off the field while reflecting the values of the institution."
Ndaira earned a bachelor's degree in criminal justice from Faulkner in 2015. He is married to the former Nicole Berryman who was a goalkeeper for the Lady Eagles for four seasons as well.