Matt Smith
Matt Smith
Title: Head Coach
Phone: 540.665.4519
Email: msmith18@su.edu
Previous College: Towson '88
Year at SU: 1st
Master's Degree: Maryland-Eastern Shore '10
Career Record: 266-66-27

 

Year School Overall Conference
1993 Johns Hopkins 9-6-0 4-5-0
1994 JHU 17-3-3 7-1-1
1995 JHU 15-5-0 6-3-0
1996 JHU 16-2-1 9-0-0
1997 JHU 15-3-1 7-1-1
1998 JHU 18-2-2 9-0-0
1999 JHU 15-3-0 7-2-2
2000 JHU 15-3-2 9-0-0
2001 JHU 17-3-0 9-0-0
2002 JHU 17-3-0 9-0-0
2003 JHU 18-3-1 7-2-2
2004 JHU 17-1-2 9-0-0
2005 JHU 14-2-5 5-1-3
2006 JHU 19-2-2 9-0-0
2007 JHU 18-4-0 7-2-0
2014 Alfred 9-8-3 3-3-1
2015 Alfred 10-5-3 3-3-1
2016 Alfred 9-8-2 2-3-2
Totals      
  Johns Hopkins 240-45-19 106-17-9
  Alfred 29-21-8 8-9-4
Overall   266-66-27 114-26-13

Matt Smith became the fifth head coach in Shenandoah University men's soccer history with his appointment to the position in January, 2017.

Smith, the winningest coach in both Johns Hopkins University and Centennial Conference history, came to Shenandoah after leading the men’s soccer program at Alfred (N.Y.) University from 2014-16.

In those three years at the helm of the Saxons program, Smith led the Empire 8 squad into the post-season in all three campaigns and saw AU earn three straight NSCAA national academic awards. The 2014 ECAC Tournament appearance for Alfred was the program’s first in 24 years and Smith was named as the Empire 8 Conference Coach of the Year.

Smith has a 266-66-27 career record with eight conference championships and 15 post-season appearances (nine NCAA, six ECAC) in his collegiate head coaching career and reached one NCAA championship game as the Johns Hopkins University head coach from 1993 through 2007.

His 240 overall wins and 117 league wins at Hopkins are both the most in both school and Centennial Conference history.

At Hopkins, he won league championships in 1996, 1998, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2004, 2006 and 2007. The Blue Jays participated in the NCAA Tournament in 1994, 1996, 1997, 1998, 2000, 2002, 2004, 2006 and 2007.

Following his stint at JHU, Smith was the US Academy Director for Crystal Palace FC from 2008-11 and the Special Projects Director for the Soccer Association of Columbia (Md.) from 2012-13.

The Columbia, Maryland native also was a professional player for the Maryland Bays of the APSL following his graduation from Towson University in 1988.

In 2014, he was inducted into the Maryland Soccer Hall of Fame.

Smith and his wife, Kathy, are the parents of three daughters: Katie, Sophie and Julia.