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SU Men’s Soccer Coach Relieved of Duties

By Elise O’Neill-Eckman


The Shenandoah University Men’s Soccer Team recently completed their best season since 2007, winning six games, three of which were ODAC victories.

However, on Friday, October 26th, Shenandoah University director of Intercollegiate Athletics Bridget Lyons, Ph.D. announced, that Matt Smith has been relieved of his duties as head men’s soccer coach.

The University has given no official reason for Smith’s dismissal. Their formal statement is:

“We have made great strides in our men’s soccer program in the past two years,” Dr. Lyons said. “We are going to conduct a national search for a new coach that can continue to advance the program and is committed to the Division III ideal.”

The Buzz reached out to Scott Musa, Assistant AD/Athletic Communications Director of Shenandoah University but did not receive further comment on the matter.

We will continue updating the story if and when more information gets released about the reasons behind Smith’s dismissal.


Featured image courtesy of Shenandoah University Athletics.


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