CMU defeated Robert Morris, 4-0, on Friday in its home opener. It was CMU's first win of the season.
Givens will work primarily with the goalkeepers and will direct of the program's external affairs.
Givens has served for the past three seasons as an assistant with the women's program at Oakland, helping lead the Grizzlies to the Horizon League Tournament championship and a berth in the Women's College Cup in 2015.
He was a graduate assistant with the Oakland men's program for two seasons, during which the Grizzlies won the Summit League regular-season and tournament championships in 2012. He was the girls varsity coach at Troy High School in suburban Detroit for three seasons, and served as the head coach for the Pontiac-based Vardar Soccer Club.
Givens played at Oakland, from which he earned four letters and served as a team captain for two seasons. He was a member of the NCAA, the Horizon League and Oakland's student-athlete advisory committees, was a two-time All-Summit League selections, and was nominated by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America for Scholar All-America in 2008.
He trained post-collegiately in Scotland and played from 2009-13 with the Michigan Bucks of the Professional Development League. In 2011, he earned the PDL Defender of the Year Award.
Givens earned his bachelor's degree in elementary education from Oakland in 2010. He holds coaching certification from the United States Soccer Federation and a diploma in mental and physical player development from the National Soccer Coaches Association of America.