Soccer Coaches

Head Coach: Karl Smith

Head Soccer Coach Karl Smith

Head Coach Karl Smith

Coach Karl Smith began his inaugural season as Head Coach of the MCC Men's Soccer team in 1998, after being the assistant coach the four previous seasons. He was named ISCC Coach of the Year in 2001, 2002 and 2006. In 2001 and 2002 Smith was named NJCAA Region IV Coach of the Year. The 2002 squad was selected as the #14 team in the nation by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America and Adidas.

Smith's teams played conference championships in 2001, 2002 and 2006. The Scots reached the NJCAA Region IV Championship Game in 2001, 2005, and 2006. In the 2002 and 2003 seasons Chris Loustaunau and Rick Lenhardt were selected First Team All-Region in men's soccer Division I and were named NJCAA All-Americans.

Smith's first college head coaching job was at MCC. He became the director of coaching with Chicago Magic North, created by the merger of Chicago Magic and COPA FC. COPA FC was a youth soccer organization he created in 1999. Smith is currently working with Sockers FC Chicago, a nationally renowned youth soccer organization.

Smith studied at MCC in the horticulture department and later worked in the golf course industry for 13 years. Now his professional life is largely comprised of soccer-related involvements. Smith is married and has three boys, Josh, Cully and Reagan.

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Head Coach: Karl Smith

Assistant Coach: Rudy Juan

Assistant Coach: Bob Palmer

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