Coach Bio

Joel Smith

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Staff Coach, 5th year at Strikers FC Irvine:

Joel Smith is another lifelong Strikers FC member, playing with the club from U10-U18 before going on to play for 4 years at Concordia University Irvine under former head coach and current Strikers FC Technical Director, Don Ebert. Joel was a member of the U-17 US National Team Residency program in Bradenton, Florida, as well as a 4-time All-American at CUI. Upon his graduation, he played for various semi-professional teams in the US and England before moving back to Irvine to pursue coaching and career in Politics. He previously coached at local Irvine high schools, Northwood and Woodbridge, before focusing solely on coaching youth club soccer.