Faulkner University

Faulkner University Athletics
5345 Atlanta Highway Montgomery, AL 36109
NAIA Alabama Southeast
Private Small Competitive team


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Gabriel De Queiroz

Gabriel De Queiroz is entering his sixth season on the Faulkner soccer coaching staff and his fifth as assistant coach.

Queiroz started his coaching career as a student assistant coach at Faulkner in the spring of 2015. He was hired as the assistant boys soccer coach at Alabama Christian Academy in January 2016, and returned to Faulkner in the summer of 2016 as the top assistant coach on the men's soccer staff. Queiroz currently serves as the head boys coach at Montgomery Academy in the spring and is the assistant director for local youth soccer club FC Montgomery. He holds USSF Futsal coaching license and is on track to graduate with an Argentinian Football Association License B in 2021.

A native of Salvador, Brazil, Queiroz was a two-year letterman as a midfielder on the Faulkner University men's soccer team after two years playing in junior college for Iowa Western in 2011 and Wallace State-Hanceville in 2012. Queiroz played semi-pro soccer for NPSL club Corinthians San Antonio FC in the summer of 2015. He earned a bachelor's degree in business administration from Faulkner University in 2016 and a masters in management in 2019.

Queiroz married the former Brittany Gregor, a Faulkner women's soccer alum, in May of 2017. They are the proud parents of Felipa, who was born June of 2019.

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Diego da Silva

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Matthew Tarpley

Coach Tarpley has been a member of the Faulkner University Soccer coaching staff for the past 5 years. He has served as an assistant for both the men’s and women’s soccer teams at Faulkner University and is also the Recruiting Coordinator. Tarpley coordinates the Faulkner University Soccer Camp Program planning and running 4 camps a year. He believes that the coach/player relationship extends beyond the pitch and strives to be a mentor to our athletes on and off the field.

Tarpley is a native of Atlanta, Ga. and has lived in Auburn, Ala. for the past 8 years. He has been married to his wife, Stacey, for 20 years and they have 3 beautiful children at home; Allie-16, Becca-14, and Miller-13.

Tarpley has worked with several clubs since moving to Alabama 8 years ago. He took the Opelika Crush U15 boys to the State Cup finals and led the FC Montgomery U18 girls to the Alabama Summer Shootout tournament title. He most recently led the Auburn Thunder 02 Boys to the Liberty Cup Classic and the Auburn Thunder Classic titles in the Fall of 2020.

Tarpley believes in the mission of Faulkner University. He believes that Jesus, academics, and soccer are the three most important things for a Faulkner University soccer player to focus on. He runs several camps and outreach programs for young people in the Montgomery area. Tarpley is active in his church and volunteers as a small group mentor for the Youth group.

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