Cadets News · Meet our new Head soccer coach – David Smith

I’m excited to announce our new head soccer Coach David smith, here is his letter to us.

“I would like to thank the administration and the parents for the opportunity to coach your children… I am very pleased to come to Howe Military Academy and start my H.S. coaching career. My wife, 3 young kids (2 boys 1 girl) and I live in Sturgis, Mi. My family has a strong passion for soccer. You will see my young boys hanging out at the pitch watching the “big kids play.”

I played soccer as a youth from age 6-18, recreation ball, travel soccer as I progressed and then spent 2 years on the Warriors, a upper level select club in Michigan. I started coaching youth soccer in 2011 for YMCA/SYSO, over the majority of those years I have coached multiple teams per season. Currently have over 7 years and 17 team coaching experience.

– USSF/US SOCCER F&E certification

– Director of Coaching/Operations for SYSO (Sturgis Youth Soccer). A local recreational league with 515 players that play on 50 teams.

I am vocal, energetic and involved… constantly praising the players when they need to be praised and slowing things down, being firm when that is whats needed. The best desription of my coaching style is “AGGRESSIVELY POSITIVE.” We will instill a positive fundamental attitude, we will learn and we will grow, we will play hard and we will play fair!”


Coach David Smith