Paul Smith was born in Nottingham England and has over 12 years of experience coaching youth soccer. From 1997 – 2000 Paul was the Director of Coaching for Fayetteville Soccer Club in Fayetteville, North Carolina. From the Fall of 2000 – Spring of 2003 Paul was the Assistant Director of Coaching at the prestigious Charlotte Soccer club in Charlotte North Carolina helping to establish the club as one of the premier youth soccer organizations in the State of North
In 2003 Paul was hired as Academy Director at Concorde Fire in Atlanta. Paul’s efforts helped propel Concorde Fire’s academy program to become one of the best and most successful in Georgia. Paul played professionally in England with Notts County FC before moving to the
United States to attend school at Methodist College where he was an All- American in 1996. He holds his USSF National Youth License and English FA Level 1 & 2 licenses. Paul also has a Bachelor of Science degree in Physical education with a minor in child psychology.