mike smith
college placement director

Phone: (512)426- 3196
Email: msmith@westlakesoccer.com
Teams: 01B, 02B Blue, 02B Knights
Qualifications:

  • USSF National "C" License
  • NSCAA Advanced National Diploma

My approach to coaching is simple in that I want my players to get two things out of their participation with our club.  I want them to work hard to improve as players and I want them to enjoy and love playing the game.  To me one without the other is pointless.  I coach high school age players so everything I do on the field is geared towards preparing players to be recruited by college coaches.  Our goal is to use practices and games during the season to develop players so that when those players get in front of college coaches in showcases they display a high level of technical and tactical ability as well as competitive drive, intelligence and character.

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Coaching Experience:

  • 2018-Present: FC Westlake (Austin, TX) College Placement Director
  • 1977-Present: Olympic Development Program Staff Coach
  • 2011-2018: DJCT (Austin, TX) College Exposure Director
  • 2008-2011: Lake Travis (Austin, TX) Director of Player Development
  • 2006-2011: Lake Travis (Austin, TX) Staff Coach
  • 1987-2004: St. Edwards University (Austin, TX) Head Men's Soccer Coach
  • 1998-2004: St. Edwards University (Austin, TX) NCAA Compliance Coordinator
  • 1990-1998: St. Edwards University (Austin, TX)
  • 1977-1987: Various Youth Soccer Clubs - Staff Coach

Coaching Honors:

  • 1993 Heart of Texas Conference Champions
  • 1994 & 1998 Heart of Texas Conference Tournament Champions
  • 2000 Heartland Conference Champions
  • 2000 Heartland Conference Tournament Champions
  • 1990 & 1992 NAIA District IV Coach of the Year
  • 1999 & 2000 Heartland Conference Coach of the Year
  • 1992 & 1994 Heart of Texas Conference Coach of the Year