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Head Coach: Doug Smith
Alma Mater: University of Maryland 1996, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law 2003.
Coaching Background: Coach Smith brings vast playing and coaching experience to Tampa Prep soccer.  In college, Smith played on teams that were consistently ranked in the top twenty (of Division I teams in the country).  In 1995, Smith captained the University of Maryland and helped lead the (Maryland) Terrapins to the NCAA "sweet-sixteen."  After college, Smith played four seasons in the North American professional indoor soccer leagues.
Even before his playing days were over, Smith became involved in coaching. Smith served as a trainer for the Olympic Development Program, and was a volunteer assistant coach at the University of Maryland in 2003, a season during which the Maryland Terrapins were a "final four" participant. Since Smith has been with the soccer program at Tampa Prep, the team has won three state championships. In 2010, Smith was named the 2A Florida Dairy Farmers Coach of the Year and Tampa Tribune's Coach of the Year.  With multiple connections at next level, Coach Smith has also helped develop multiple players for collegiate competition.  One of Smith's primary goals for Tampa Prep soccer is "not only to win on the field, but also to help develop student-athletes for collegiate soccer and for life beyond Tampa Prep."

Assistant Coach: John Bamford
Coaching Background:  Coach Bamford brings an impressive soccer background to Tampa Prep. He has an unparalled knowledge and passion for the game.   Growing up in Califormia, Coach Bamford played for both the Olympic Development Program's West Region and the United States U-17 National Team. Bamford took his skills (both athletic and academic) to Harvard University, where he played for a standout Ivy League side.  Coach Bamford has contributed immensely to the success of the soccer program at Tampa Prep.

Goalkeeper Coach:  Kevin Keelan
Coaching Background:  Coach Keelan's experience as a player and coach is second to none.  Keelan played for the Norwich City Football Club in both the First and Second Divisions of the English Football League.  He was voted MVP and received the "Best Goalkeeper" award while playing for the Tampa Bay Rowdies in the North American Soccer League in 1978.   Keelan has coached as an assistant at the University of Tampa and as a goalkeeper trainer for the Tampa Bay Mutiny (of the MLS). Keelan has been involved in goalkeeper training for over twenty-five years, and is still very much involved with local soccer clubs.  More information about Coach Keelan may be found here.


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