Kerry Smith joined the Retrievers as an assistant coach in June 2009. Smith comes to UMBC after two years at Virginia Military Institute.
“We are very excited to have Kerry come on board here at UMBC,” head coach Alyssa Radu said. “I think her experience and passion for the game will aid us as we continue to build the type of program that will find success both on and off the field. Her experience in recruiting and knowledge of what Division I soccer is all about are only two of the reasons that I thought she was the best candidate for this position.
“One of her primary roles will be recruiting, and I think we have very similar philosophies that will allow us to bring the best student-athletes to UMBC. I also think our goalkeepers will receive the type of training and development that will allow them to reach their full potential.”
Smith helped the Keydets to their most successful season ever in 2008, when they posted the program’s most overall wins (10), most conference wins (5) and first-ever postseason victory. VMI was listed as one of the top 25 most improved Division I teams in the nation, jumping from eighth in the Big South standings (1-7-0) in 2007 into a tie for second (5-3-1) in 2008.
As the goalkeepers’ coach, Smith saw the Keydets establish new school records in shutouts (6), save percentage (.819) and goals-against average (1.30) for the second straight season.
Smith has also served as the head coach for the
“I would like to thank Coach Radu and Dr. Brown for sharing their vision of the UMBC women’s soccer program,” Smith said. “I feel this is a program with lots of potential, and I am delighted to have the opportunity to help Alyssa reach that vision.”
Smith was a four-year letterwinner at
A native of
Smith earned her bachelor’s degree in business administration and marketing from Nova Southeastern in 2006.