Nashville SC gives coach Gary Smith contract extension through 2025

Nashville SC gives coach Gary Smith contract extension through 2025


Nashville SC coach Gary Smith has received a contract extension through 2025, the club announced Thursday.

Smith has been the club’s coach since the team’s USL days and through all three MLS seasons. Nashville SC has a 38-23-29 record in MLS under Smith’s guidance.

“Finishing joint fourth place in the Western Conference standings last season after the challenging travel and starting the season with the first eight matches on the road is no small feat, and we appreciate the direction that Gary, his coaching staff, and the players are heading in.,” Nashville SC general manager Mike Jacobs said in the team’s statement.

The club has made the playoffs all three seasons in MLS. Nashville SC finished third in the East in 2021, then tied for fourth in 2022. Midfielder Hany Mukhtar won the 2022 MLS MVP after finishing second in voting in 2021. The club finished last season with a disappointing first-round loss to the LA Galaxy in the MLS Cup Playoffs.

Nashville SC’s fourth MLS season begins at home against New York City FC on Saturday, with kickoff scheduled for 3:30 p.m. at GEODIS Park and televised on Fox. The club is back in the Eastern Conference after a year in the Western Conference following the expansion addition of St. Louis City FC.

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