Scott Smith begins his fourth season as the Illinois College head women’s soccer coach in 2018. In his first year in charge, Smith helped two members of the Lady Blues soccer team -- Bianca Savarese and Cat Solberg -- earn Second Team All-MWC status. In 2016 and 2017, Ashley Sholmire was a First Team and Second Team All-MWC selection, respectively.
Smith’s coaching career began with stints at Corona del Sol HS in Tempe, Ariz. and later with Mesquite HS in Gilbert, Ariz. before he moved up to the collegiate level. From 2009 to 2011, he was an assistant at Chandler Gilbert Community College in Chandler, Ariz., where he helped both the men’s and women’s programs achieve national rankings in each of his three seasons on the staff. In 2012 he made the move to the Division I level, working as a women’s assistant coach at New Mexico State University for one season.
In 2013 and 2014, Smith was an assistant coach at Aurora University. His coaching and training helped the Spartans to consecutive Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference titles and berths in the NCAA Division III women’s soccer tournament. This past season, Aurora reached the Sweet 16 and ended with a No. 14 national ranking. In his two years as an assistant, AU posted a record of 37-6-2.
Smith graduated from MacMurray College in 2004 with a bachelor’s degree in Psychology. He added a Master’s Degree from Northern Arizona University in 2007.