Jerry Smith

last updated 2/19/2018

Jerry Smith

Head Coach at Santa Clara Convention Center

5001 Great America Pkwy, Santa Clara, California, United States
HQ Phone:
(408) 748-7000

General Information


Teacher - Monta Vista High School

Executive Director - Jerry Smith Coaching for Life Academy at Santa Clara University

Staff Coach - National Soccer Coaches Association of America

Head Coach - Bronco Bench Foundation


National Advisory Board - Positive Coaching Alliance

Founder - Life Academy

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Brandi Chastain

Her caddy was husband Jerry Smith.
Jerry Smith and Erin Chastain are also on the academy staff. Jerry Smith In 1996, Brandi married Jerry Smith, head coach of the Santa Clara Broncos, and became step-mom to his son, Cameron. Jerry Smith began as Santa Clara head coach in 1987 and was Brandi's coach when she played for the team. As of September, 2005, Jerry reached 300 wins with the Broncos, only the third NCAA Division I coach to reach that level. Recent Broncos career stats under his 20-year leadership were 311-79-26. Fifteen of his players have gone on to play for the National Team. Jerry Smith was also head coach of the U.S. Under-21 National Team. He began his coaching career with seven successful years at Homestead High School, Sunnyvale, California, where he achieved a record of 69-29-12. In June of 2007, Jerry signed a contract for seven more years as head coach. Before becoming a soccer coach, Jerry was an outstanding soccer midfielder. Brandi and her husband, Jerry, participated in a 2001 celebrity calendar produced by Purina to honor St. Louis Cardinal's manager Tony La Russa's Animal Rescue Foundation. m. Jerry Smith m. Jerry Smith Family members Jerry Smith, Cameron Smith, Chad Chastain; Women's National Team members Mia Hamm, Julie Foudy, Kristine Lilly, Brianna Scurry; and others from Brandi's world of soccer weigh in at appropriate times to help illustrate and support a point Brandi wishes to make. Among those who helped Brandi in the turning points of her career are her parents, Lark and Roger Chastain, and her Santa Clara coach, Jerry Smith, who was the one to confront her and guide her through both her opponent-cleating incident and her bad attitude.

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Chastain Sports News

The Chastains have several family members who live in Carson City, including their grandparents, Roger and Hazel Chastain...Chad and Brandi have offered camps together in various capacities, but these will be the inaugural camps for the Chastain Academy...Others on the academy staff are Brandi's husband, Jerry Smith, the head coach for Santa Clara University's women's soccer team; Chad's wife, Erin Chastain, the head coach of DePaul's women's soccer team; David Burgee, the academy's assistant director and a former assistant at Oregon; and Mike Smith, the associate head coach for the Oregon women's soccer team.

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