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Midway University

Midway University Athletics
512 East Stephens Street Midway, KY 40347
NAIA Kentucky Midwest
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Sherrill Smith

Sherrill Smith is entering his eighth season as head coach of the Midway University women’s soccer program in 2022-23.


During his first seven seasons at the helm, Smith has led the Eagles to 44 victories. Smith has seen 11 players All-Conference honors from the River States, while he’s also seen 62 RSC Scholar-Athletes, and 40 NAIA Daktronics Scholar-Athletes.


Not only has he had 11 players earn All-Conference honors, but he’s also coached the RSC Player of the Year and RSC Offensive Player of the Year in Brynn Bradley. The 2020 season also saw Bradley earn NAIA Honorable Mention All-American honors and Scholar All-America honors from the United Soccer Coaches.


In 2021, Smith was selected as the 2020-21 River States Conference Coach of the Character Award winner. The award is given annually to a head coach who has been outstanding in embracing the five core values of the NAIA Champions of Character program using methods of teaching character through sport and in community leadership through volunteering or service.


Smith came to Midway in April 2015 after spending 30 years of coaching at the high school level in Kentucky. He spent 26 years as the head coach of the boys’ soccer program at Frankfort High School. During his tenure, Smith compiled 264 career victories en route to becoming one of the top-ten winningest coaches in Kentucky.


In 2014, he earned several coaching honors after a successful season. He received the Great Lakes Coach of the Year for small schools by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA), the Kentucky High School Soccer Coaches Association (KHSSCA) Coach of the Year and the Central Kentucky Soccer Officials Association (CKSOA) Coach of the Year.


Also, in 2005, Smith was awarded the KHSSCA Coach of the Year award.


Smith also led Frankfort High School to two district championships, while finishing as district runner-up nine times during his tenure. His teams also advanced to the All “A” State Soccer Cup four times.


Smith has also coached rec and select soccer teams as well as high school boys’ and girls’ tennis, boys’ basketball, and baseball. He has had several players receive statewide awards and several others have gone on to successfully play soccer and tennis at the collegiate level.


In addition to coaching, Smith has experience in athletics administration. He was Commissioner of the Kentucky All “A” State Soccer Cup Tournament from 1999-2012, has served on the Kentucky High School Athletic Association (KHSAA) Soccer Committee and has worked with the NSCAA.


After a 33-year career in public education, Smith retired as the Assistant Superintendent for Frankfort Independent Schools in March 2015.


Smith and his wife, Ruth, reside in nearby Frankfort, Kentucky. They have four children and five grandchildren.

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