Brienne Smith
Brienne Smith
Title: Head Coach
Phone: (508) 793-7183
Year: 6th season
Alma Mater: Clark University, 2001

Smith will enter her 6th season at the helm for the Cougars in the fall of 2019.  Smith has turned the program around since her takeover in 2014.  After winning just 4 games in her first two seasons the Cougars have combined for 18 wins in the last two seasons, and qualified for the NEWMAC Championship Tournament in 2017.  This past fall, Macy Golman, a member of Smith’s first recruiting class, was named to the United Soccer Coaches All-Region third team.  She becomes the first Clark player to earn this recognition since 2005.  

Prior to arrival at Clark, Smith spent four years as the head women's coach at Moravian College in Bethlehem, Pa. where she guided the Greyhounds to four straight Landmark Conference tournament appearances, including a berth in the championship game in 2012. During that 2012 season, Smith was named Landmark Coach of the Year, while two of her student-athletes garnered the league's offensive and defensive player of the year awards, respectively. Her program saw eight student-athletes earn a combined 13 all-conference citations during her tenure, including six first-team selections.

Prior to Moravian, Smith spent nine years as an assistant coach at Tufts University. During her time with the Jumbos, Smith helped lead them to three NCAA Tournament berths, including a trip to the Final Four in 2005 and more than 80 victories.

Smith was a four-year letter winner with the Cougars appearing in 68 of 76 games from 1997-00. She was part of the 1998 team that won a school-record 17 games and garnered the school's lone NCAA Tournament bid. A 2001 Clark University graduate with a degree in psychology and a minor in education, Smith also holds a master's degree in physical education from Bridgewater State and an Advanced National Diploma from the United Soccer Coaches.