Matt Smith begins his second season on the assistant on the Trojan coaching staff. Originally from Warsaw, Indiana, Smith attended Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia where he earned a Bachelor’s degree in History and worked in the Athletic Director’s office. Matt met his wife, Lupita, in 2001 while doing missions work in Mexico. Matt and Lupita have been married for 3 years and have a son, Ricky.
As a coach, Smith coached club soccer at the U19 level for five years, notching two state championships during that span. In 2000, Smith joined Ultimate Goal Ministries, a soccer outreach ministry based in Nashville, Tennessee. Ultimate Goal focuses on ministering to the refugee and international youth in the greater Nashville area. He currently works with the ministry as the Director of Coaching and Outreach Coordinator.