|Born||December 31, 1960|
|Alma mater||California State University, East Bay|
|Coaching career (HC unless noted)|
|1980–1986||Homestead HS (boys')|
|1982–1986||Foothill (men's asst.)|
|Head coaching record|
|Accomplishments and honors|
|NCAA Division I (2001)|
10× WCC Tournament
|National Coach of the Year (2001)|
Smith began his coaching career in 1980 as head boys' soccer coach at his alma mater Homestead High School in Cupertino, California, where he was head coach for seven seasons. From 1982 to 1986, he was men's soccer assistant coach at Foothill College in nearby Los Altos and was head women's soccer coach at Foothill in 1986.
After completing his bachelor's degree in kinesiology at California State University, Hayward in 1986, Smith became the head coach at Santa Clara University in 1987. In 2001, he coached the Broncos to its first NCAA Division I Women's Soccer Championship after defeating 17-time champion North Carolina 1–0. He has coached the team to 10 West Coast Conference titles and 24 NCAA tournaments.
In 2014, Smith was named head coach of the United States women's national under-21 soccer team.
Head coaching record
|Santa Clara Broncos (NCAA Division I independent) (1987–1991)|
|1989||Santa Clara||14–5||College Cup Semifinals|
|1990||Santa Clara||18–1–1||College Cup Semifinals|
|1991||Santa Clara||10–6||NCAA First Round|
|Santa Clara Broncos (West Coast Conference) (1992–present)|
|1992||Santa Clara||12–5–2||3–1||2nd||College Cup Semifinals|
|1993||Santa Clara||15–5||6–0||1st||NCAA First Round|
|1994||Santa Clara||14–5–1||5–2||2nd||NCAA First Round|
|1995||Santa Clara||16–4–2||5–1–1||2nd||NCAA Quarterfinals|
|1996||Santa Clara||18–4–2||5–2||2nd||College Cup Semifinals|
|1997||Santa Clara||20–3–1||6–1||2nd||College Cup Semifinals|
|1998||Santa Clara||22–1–1||7–0||1st||College Cup Semifinals|
|1999||Santa Clara||23–1||7–0||1st||College Cup Semifinals|
|2000||Santa Clara||16–7–1||4–3||5th||NCAA Quarterfinals|
|2001||Santa Clara||23–2||6–1||1st||College Cup Champions|
|2002||Santa Clara||20–5–1||6–1||T–1st||College Cup Runners-up|
|2003||Santa Clara||14–4–6||6–0–1||1st||NCAA Quarterfinals|
|2004||Santa Clara||18–5–2||6–1||T–1st||College Cup Semifinals|
|2005||Santa Clara||17–5–2||4–2–1||2nd||NCAA Quarterfinals|
|2006||Santa Clara||15–5–1||5–1–1||1st||NCAA First Round|
|2007||Santa Clara||12–6–3||4–3||3rd||NCAA First Round|
|2009||Santa Clara||14–7–2||5–2||2nd||NCAA Third Round|
|2010||Santa Clara||13–7–2||4–3||T–2nd||NCAA Second Round|
|2011||Santa Clara||13–2–6||6–1–1||3rd||NCAA First Round|
|2012||Santa Clara||12–4–6||4–1–3||3rd||NCAA Second Round|
|2013||Santa Clara||16–4–2||8–1||T–1st||NCAA Third Round|
|2015||Santa Clara||14–6–2||6–1–2||4th||NCAA Second Round|
|2016||Santa Clara||12–7–4||6–2–1||3rd||NCAA Quarterfinals|
|2017||Santa Clara||15–7–1||8–1||2nd||NCAA Third Round|
|Santa Clara:||465–152–59 (.732)||132–36–13 (.765)|
Postseason invitational champion
- NCAA Career Statistics search for Jerry Smith
- Smith, Michelle (October 13, 2001). "Bay Area is women's soccer haven". San Francisco Gate. Retrieved 7 July 2016.
- Wilner, Jon (August 24, 2006). "Smith has grown soccer power at Santa Clara". East Bay Times. Retrieved July 7, 2016.
- "Santa Clara gives women's soccer coach Jerry Smith lengthy extension". The Mercury News. February 12, 2014. Retrieved July 7, 2016.
- "Jerry Smith". Santa Clara Athletics. Retrieved 7 July 2016.
- "UNC's Bid For A Three-Peat Thwarted By Santa Clara". University of North Carolina. December 9, 2001. Retrieved July 7, 2016.
- "Santa Clara's Women's Soccer Guru: Jerry Smith". Hero Sports. September 28, 2015. Retrieved 7 July 2016.
- "Jerry Smith Named U.S. Under-21 Women's National Team Head Coach". U.S. Soccer Federation. March 22, 2001. Retrieved 7 July 2016.
- Santa Clara record book, pp. 11-16
- 2015 WCC record book, p. 20
- Smith, Michelle (January 21, 2015). "What's Brandi Chastain Up To These Days? The Answer May Surprise You". ESPN. Retrieved July 7, 2016.