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Stuart Smith
Stuart Smith

Position:
Assistant Coach

Years:
Third Season


01/16/2014

Stuart Smith Selected to Help Train U.S. National Team

PSU assistant coach Stuart Smith worked with Team USA in the summer of 2013

01/14/2013

Gebhart Heads to Australia Youth Olympic Festival as Co-Captain of U.S. U-21 National Squad

Penn State field hockey's Gebhart competes against China on Jan. 16

09/21/2012

Morett Records 400th Penn State Win with 7-1 Defeat of No. 24 Indiana

No. 6 Field Hockey opens the Big Ten season with dominating win over the Hoosiers

06/12/2012

Morett Names Smith Assistant Field Hockey Coach

Smith is entering his third year on the staff, serving his first two years as a volunteer assistant

Stuart Smith enters his fifth season on staff with the Penn State field hockey team in 2014, serving his third year as assistant coach after being promoted following the 2011 season. Smith, a former goalkeeper, specializes in game analysis and field player and goalkeeper coaching.

A native of Wamberal, New South Wales, Australia, Smith came to the United States as part of an International Exchange Program. He enrolled in the prestigious Ohio State International Turf Grass Management Program where he graduated in 2008. Smith enjoyed four years working at The Breakers, Palm Beach in Florida, where he was an assistant golf course superintendent of The Breakers, Rees Jones and Ocean Courses.

Smith's hockey career spans 20 years to date. He started as a young player, advancing to compete at the state and national level in Australia. He has represented his region of the Central Coast as well as his state of New South Wales. He has competed with players of the Australian National Team as well as players of other national teams. For his sporting and community achievements, Smith was rewarded with the opportunity to run the Olympic Torch in the 2000 Olympic Games held in Sydney.

More recently he has coached at Nationals for the Futures field hockey program in Virginia Beach in 2010 and 2013 and also as an assistant with the Futures elite program in 2012. Over this upcoming winter and spring of 2014, Smith will help prepare the U.S. National team goalkeepers for the 2014 World Cup held in The Hague, Netherlands.

Smith currently resides in State College.

Email: srs44@psu.edu

GETTING TO KNOW COACH SMITH
Nickname: Smif
Favorite Food: Thai
Favorite Color: Dark Blue
Favorite Musical Artist: John Butler Trio, Daft Punk
Favorite Movie: Any Given Sunday, Major League
Favorite TV Show: Family Guy
Favorite Website: ninemsn.com, GoPSUsports.com
Favorite Sports Broadcaster: Ric Pizo
Favorite Pro Teams: New Castle Knights (Australian Rugby League), Cincinnati Reds
Favorite Athletes: Jamie Dwyer, Lance Armstrong
Childhood Idol: Malcolm Smith (Father)
Hobbies: Field Hockey, Photography, Digital Art and Traveling
Biggest Fear: Driving in the snow
Best Player I Ever Played With: Shaun O'Brien, Nick Davies
Magazine Cover I'd Like To Be On: GQ
Most Prized Possession: Olympic Torch
Place I'd Like To Visit: India
If I Didn't Coach Field Hockey, I Would Coach: Surfing
If I Had $1 Billion, I Would: Build a hockey field in Wamberal, buy a Bentley and donate to good causes
After Penn State, I Would Like To: Who said I am ever leaving?!

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