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Staff Bios.

Matthew Smith

Head Track/XC Coach

Girls Track & Field

Coach Smith has been coaching XC/track and field around the world for the last 20 years mostly in Europe. He is a former Division I Cross Country All-American (1992-10th place) from the University of Michigan. He was also 4-time All-Big Ten and Captain of the track and cross country teams. He has a Masters and Bachelors in Education from the University of Michigan and a Leadership Endorsement from the University of Virginia. His two daughters who are both accomplished runners. 

Coach Smith’s main motivation for coaching is to help student-athletes achieve their goals by working hard, showing outstanding sportsmanship, and being a good teammate. He has also had some success along the way at the U-18 level while coaching internationally. His teams have won a combined total of 29 European Championships in the ISST, DODDS, and CEESA leagues which includes junior girls and boys and senior girls and boys, teams. His athletes have broken 121 school records, 6 conference records, and 105 athletes have been individual league champions. He has also been blessed to coach three individual National Champions in Belgium-1500m, 3000m, Netherlands-Indoor 1500m, and USA U-20 Discus. In 2021 Coach Smith's first year at Falls Church we had 2 athletes make All State for Indoor Track, 5 athletes make All State for Outdoor Track,  and two school records broken.

Contact:
Email: msmith@fcps.edu


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