Ben Farquhar
Ben Farquhar
Title: Assistant Coach
Phone: 202-319-6046
Email: [email protected]
Alma Mater: Franklin & Marshall '12

Farquhar brings multi-sport coaching experience to his first-year as a Catholic University assistant coach. His principal responsibilities are to assist with day-to-day operations and break down video.

Farquhar for the past two seasons (2016-18) was responsible for recruiting, scouting and operations as an assistant at St. John Fisher College in Rochester, N.Y. His primary duties were recruiting, scouting and operations. In 2016-17, he helped the Cardinals win the Empire 8 regular-season and tournament championships. The team finished 23-6 with an 11-game winning streak and advanced to the second round of the NCAA Division III Tournament.

Under Coach Rob Kornaker, Farquhar and his fellow assistants were named Empire 8 Coaching Staff of the Year. Keegan Ryan finished as the school’s all-time leading scorer and rebounder and played professionally for a year in Ireland. The 2017-18 team included Tyler English, now a professional in England.

Farquhar began his basketball coaching career in 2012 as head JV coach at Sandy Spring (Md.) Friends School. He continued in that role the following season and added assistant varsity coaching duties. He held the latter role again during the 2014-15 season.

As an assistant baseball coach at Sandy Spring, Farquhar helped the Wildebeests win two (2013, ’15) Potomac Valley Athletic Conference regular-season championships and the 2015 tournament title. Eleven players were named first-team All-PVAC, including two Players of the Year.

Farquhar’s first college coaching position came in 2015-16 as a basketball assistant at Cazenovia (N.Y.) College outside Syracuse.

Farquhar attended St. James School in Hagerstown, Md., from 2004-08. He earned nine varsity letters (two in soccer, one in football and three each in baseball and basketball). As a senior placekicker, he was named first-team All-Washington County and third-team All-Area. He started his junior and senior years on the basketball team and, in 2007-08, earned All-County honors.

On the diamond, Farquhar was a three-year starting shortstop and was twice named second-team All-County. As a senior in 2007-08, he was presented the St. James Alumni Leadership Award. He was also one of five seniors elected a prefect, making him responsible for supervising younger students. He graduated from the boarding school in 2008.

Farquhar was a placekicker as a freshman for Franklin & Marshall College in Lancaster, Pa. He majored in American studies and minored in English prior to graduating in 2012. 

Farquhar was born Jan. 8, 1990 in Washington, D.C. He and his wife, Celine, live in Herndon, Va., with their infant son, Calvin.