Garrett Smith

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Garrett Smith
Personal information
Date of birth (1967-12-14) December 14, 1967 (age 49)
Place of birth Seattle, Washington, United States
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Playing position Defender
Youth career
1986–1989 University of Portland
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1989 Portland Timbers
1990 Seattle Storm
1990–1991 San Diego Sockers (indoor) 3 (0)
1993–1995 Portland Pride (indoor)
Teams managed
1992–2002 University of Portland (assistant)
2003– University of Portland
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Garrett Smith (born December 14, 1967 in Seattle, Washington) is a former U.S. soccer defender who played professionally in the Western Soccer League, American Professional Soccer League, Major Indoor Soccer League and Continental Indoor Soccer League. Since 1992, he has served as an assistant coach with the University of Portland's men's and women's soccer teams. In 2003, he became the head coach of the women's team, winning the 2005 National Championship. He was 2007 NCAA Coach of the Year.

High school and college[edit]

Smith attended Nathan Hale High School where he played on the school's soccer team while also playing with the Washington State U-19 State team. He then attended the University of Portland where he played on the men's soccer team under Clive Charles from 1986 to 1989. Smith was a 1989 first team All-West Coast Conference and a three time All-Northwest Collegiate Soccer Conference selection. The most Notable team of that era was the 1988 team which went 22-1, their only loss being a 1-0 loss in the semi-finals to eventual NCAA champions Indiana.


While still in college, Smith played a single season with the Portland Timbers of the Western Soccer League in 1989.[1] In 1990, he signed with the Seattle Storm of the American Professional Soccer League.[2] On November 23, 1990, he signed with the San Diego Sockers of the Major Indoor Soccer League.[3] When his contract expired at the end of the season, Smith left professional soccer. On April 28, 1993, the Portland Pride of the Continental Indoor Soccer League drafted Smith.[4] He retired from professional soccer after the 1995 season.


In 1992, Smith was hired by the University of Portland as an assistant coach to Clive Charles for the women's soccer team. When Charles died from cancer in 2003, Smith was promoted to head coach, a position he holds today. In 2005, he led the team to the NCAA Women's Soccer Championship. In 2007, he was named the NCAA Coach of the Year. In addition to his duties as head coach for the Pilot's women's team, Smith has served as the university's associate director for soccer since 2003.[5]


  1. ^ Portland Timbers All Time Roster
  2. ^ 1990 Seattle Storm roster
  3. ^ "NOTES" Evening Tribune (San Diego) Saturday, November 24, 1990
  4. ^ "COACH SAYS HE'S HAPPY WITH PRIDE'S DRAFT PICKS" The Oregonian (Portland, Oregon) Thursday, April 29, 1993
  5. ^ Garrett Smith: Associate Director of Soccer

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