Brian Farrer
Brian Farrer
Title: Head Coach
Phone: (706) 238-5904
Previous College: Berry ('02)

Brian Farrer has led the Berry golf programs since the 2002 season. During his tenure, Farrer has coached 15 All-Americans and 16 Academic All-Americans with 16 of those honorees earning multiple All-America distinctions during their career. 

As a coach during Berry's NCAA Division III era, he has coached the men's team to to a Southern Athletic Association (SAA) title in 2015 and three NCAA tournament appearances. The Vikings placed 8th in 2014, a program-best 4th place in 2015 and was 17th in 2016. The women's squad sent their first golfer to the national tournament in 2017 with Sydney Weaver finishing 7th, earning All-America distinction. In 2018 the women's team won their first SAA Championship title and advanced as a team to the NCAA DIII National tournament for the first time in program history, earning a 9th place finish. Farrer was also named SAA Coach of the Year after the historic season for the women's team. 

Additionally, between the two squads, Farrer has coached 25 All-SAA golfers and 73 SAA Academic Honor Roll honorees.

Before Berry left the NAIA following the 2009-10 year, the Vikings had never fallen out of the NAIA's top 25 during Farrer's tenure. In 2010, Farrer led both the men's and women's teams to the SSAC Championship and a berth in the NAIA National Tournament. The men's team placed fifth at the National Tournament, while the women were sixth. Men's All-American Samuel del Val was the SSAC Individual Champion and also placed on the NAIA All-Tournament team. In his first year, Farrer led the Vikings to a ninth-place finish in the NAIA National Tournament.

Prior to becoming the head coach, Farrer spent a year as Scott Pierce's assistant with the Vikings, working with a team that placed second in the NAIA. In that role, Farrer helped lead the Vikings to their second straight national runner-up finish.

The Vikings are a tradition-rich program, having won the national title in 1998. The Berry men's golf team has also placed runner-up at the NAIA National Tournament on five other occasions. Women's golf has also been a varsity sport at Berry since 2001. Farrer coached Nicole Wildes to an individual National Championship during the 2004 season. Wildes was the first Berry golfer to win an individual national championship with a record setting performance in the 2004 NAIA National Tournament and finished her career as a four-time All-American.

A Berry graduate and All-American athlete himself, Farrer earned a bachelor of science degree in business in 2002. He also completed a successful playing career, leading the Vikings to their sixth consecutive TranSouth Conference title and a second-place finish at the NAIA National Tournament in New Mexico.

A native of Gainesville, Farrer graduated from North Hall High School in 1997. While at Berry, he not only was an office assistant for the golf program, he was also an active member in the Viking ABC program, the athletic service club started at Berry in 2000.

He currently resides in Rome with his wife, Penny Farrer, who is also a Berry graduate, holding both an undergraduate and master's degree from Berry. The couple has two daughters, Alexis and Riley.