TUSC Names Jamie Smith Executive Director
Tennessee United Soccer Club today announced that its Board of Directors has selected Jamie Smith as TUSC’s new Executive Director effective April 15, 2022.
“We could not be more thrilled to welcome Jamie Smith to TUSC as our new Executive Director,” said Board President Robin Mawdsley. “While our board met with several candidates, we knew that Jamie was the right choice to lead our club forward. His vast experience, both on and off the pitch, is going to be a huge asset to our players, our coaches and our TUSC families. We are very proud to have him join TUSC.”
Prior to accepting the TUSC role, Smith served as Academy Director for the Nashville SC Academy, the professional soccer club’s elite youth program launched as a pathway to the highest level of play in the nation. As Academy Director, he prioritized core values to develop and educate creative, competitive players on and off the field – a priority undoubtedly shared by TUSC.
“I’m very excited to join TUSC as Executive Director,” said Smith. “To be a part of an organization like TUSC, which allows me to positively impact the lives of kids through soccer, is such a privilege. We have a lot of work ahead but I’m relishing the challenge in leading TUSC to becoming the premier destination for youth soccer in the state.”
Smith began his 17 year professional career with Celtic F.C. as a product of the club’s youth system in his native Scotland. In 2005 he joined Scottish club Aberdeen following a year with ADO Den Haag in the Netherlands. After scoring 12 goals in 85 appearances with Aberdeen, Smith’s next move was stateside to sign with MLS club Colorado Rapids in 2009. With his help, the team hoisted the 2010 MLS Cup as Champions. Smith embarked on his coaching path in 2014 when he joined the Colorado Rapids Academy Coaching Staff after retiring from professional play. Capping off an enviable professional career, Smith earned multiple appearances with the Scottish National Team.
As Executive Director, Smith will work closely with directors, Jonathan Wayland, Eddie Carvacho, and Ally Morrell, as well as staff and board to ensure the organization continues to adapt and serve the soccer community in Sumner County and Middle Tennessee.
TUSC has a busy schedule coming up with the 18th Annual Spring United Cup of Champions on April 21-23, bringing 230 teams to town, the 3rd Annual TUSC Golf Tournament fundraiser for the TUSC Scholarship fund on May 6th at Twelve Stones Golf Club, the 1st Annual Kickin It By the Creek Invitational Adult Soccer Tournament on May 28-29, as well as TN Youth State Cup, and 2022/2023 tryouts in May.
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Founded in 2004, TUSC is a non-profit youth soccer club based out of the Goodlettsville/Hendersonville area. TUSC is dedicated to fostering an environment that encourages individual confidence and team success by providing players the opportunity to enhance their personal development through the game of soccer in our community through the core values of Character, Quality, Unity. TUSC currently enrolls over 1000 youth competitive soccer players between the age of 5 and 19. While most of the boys and girls come from the communities served by the local areas, additionally, TUSC produces players from the greater Sumner County/Middle TN/Southern KY area who participate in our various levels of soccer programs. TUSC also has programs to serve adults as well as a program for players with special needs.
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