Coach David Smith - headshot

David Smith

Technical Director


  • UEFA A-License
  • USSF C-License

Coaching Experience: 

  • 3 year Hull University Varsity Coach
  • St. Andrews Luxol (Malta) Coaching Director
  • UEFA/FIFA & IOC Representative Consultant (Sports Science/Physiology)
  • Maltese National FA Coaching Educator
  • Wigan Athletic Ladies Academy Director
  • Coaching Director Egerton FC (Cheshire)
  • Brazilian Soccer Schools Director
  • Coach and Lecturer at a number of high profile English Premier League Academies
  • Bellevue High School (Boys and Girls Varsity Head Coach)
  • Seattle Prep - Boys Varsity Associate Head Coach
  • Crossfire Select - Director of Coaching
  • LWYSA - Recreational Director of Coaching
  • Manchester United Soccer Schools & Academies
  • Bobby Charlton International Soccer Schools

Playing Experience:

  • Varsity University, Varsity College (6th Form – National Cup & League Champions)
  • Wigan Athletic, Burnley FC
  • Chorley Town, Copull United

Education and Qualifications:

  • BSc Sports Science, Physical Education & Biology
  • MSc Exercise Physiology (Kinesiology)
  • Community Sports Leader Award (CSLA)
  • Additional First Aid, Child Protection
  • Nutrition, Fitness, SAQ
  • Red Cross of America First Aid and CPR Certified
  • Coach of the Year 2010


David has extensive coaching experience in England and in the United States, and he has been with ECFC for 8 years. David started his senior coaching career with Hull City FC and Hull University while studying for his undergraduate degree in Sports Science & Biology. Since then David has gone on to work with Manchester United, Sir Bobby Charlton Soccer Schools, the Maltese National Federation among others, before finding his home here in the Pacific Northwest. He currently holds is UEFA 'A' License and USSF 'C' License. He also holds a BSc in Sports Science and an MSc in Exercise Physiology, and is a teacher at Seattle Prep.



Coaching Philosophy:

To facilitate lessons and skills which not only enhance a players enjoyment of the game, but can also transcend the sporting arena and help prepare them for what life has to offer. To simply strive for success will never achieve excellence, but the pursuit of excellence will ultimately achieve success.... be all that you can be.