Scott Smith joined the Aggie soccer program as an assistant coach in June 2012. He is responsible for assisting with every facet of the NM State program, including daily operations, recruiting, travel accommodations, budget, academics and on-field direction.
Smith arrived in Las Cruces after he spent three seasons as an assistant coach for both the men's and women's programs at Chandler Gilbert Community College in Chandler, Ariz. The women's team compiled a 43-17-2 overall record in his tenure and ranked No. 3 nationally in 2009 and No. 9 in 2010. The men's squad posted a 36-24-3 overall record with national rankings of No. 3 in 2009, No. 6 in 2010 and No. 19 in 2011.
Additionally, Smith spent the past three seasons as the girl's varsity head coach at Mesquite High School in Gilbert, Ariz. He guided the Wildcats to a 33-21-10 overall record during his stay and a state semifinals appearance in 2011 along with Southeast Valley Coach of the Year honors. In 2010, Smith led Mesquite to the state quarterfinals, and he was named the Coaches Association 5A Coach of the Year and Central Region Coach of the Year.
Smith began his coaching career at Corona del Sol High School in Tempe, Ariz., where he was a girls varsity assistant coach from 2000-09. He has coached at the club level for many years with the Gilbert Soccer Club in Gilbert, Ariz. Smith has a United States Soccer Federation 'D' Coach License and NSCAA Goalkeeper I, II and III Licenses.
Smith's playing career included a two-year stint as a starter for MacMurray College in Jacksonville, Ill., in 2003 and 2004. He started his collegiate career at South Mountain Community College in Phoenix, Ariz. Smith was also a two-year starter and team captain in 2000 and 2001.
Smith earned a bachelor's degree in psychology in 2004 from MacMurray and a master's degree in school counseling in 2007 from Northern Arizona.