Kyle Smith enters his second season as the director of operations and third season overall at San Diego State. Smith was an assistant coach in his first season at SDSU.
Smith started his playing career at San Diego State in 1996, before transfering to Santa Clara for three seasons (1997-1999), splitting time at defender and midfielder.
While on Montezuma Mesa, Smith was a teammate of current assistant coach Matt Hall in 1996. Smith saw action in 15 games, receiving the start in nine of those contests and scoring one goal in the process.
At Santa Clara, Smith helped the Broncos advance to the College Cup twice, reaching the national title match in 1999. He is a two-time all-West Coast Conference honorable mention selection and was named the 1999 Diadora Classic MVP. Smith played in 60 career matches, starting 58 of them.
In 2001, Smith joined the Seattle Sounders professional team out of the A-League in the United Soccer League. He showed himself to be an offensive force when he led the 2003 team in scoring with 19 points in 27 games. When not playing professionally, Smith was the head coach of two programs, the Evergreen Soccer Academy and Mercury Soccer Club.
The San Jose native makes his home in San Diego, where he lives with his wife Colleen and daughter Kaylee.