Andy Smyth will be entering his 25th year as the head men's soccer coach at Findlay in 2013. He also coached the Oilers women's soccer team for 22 years, ending his tenure with the program after 22 years.
Smyth’s record with the men's team is 183-209-35 and 239-158-29 with the women.
In 2012, Smyth led the Oilers to a 6-9-1 record, one year after he posted a 3-13-1 mark with the team.
In 2010, Smyth led the men's team to an overall record of 4-10-3 while leading the woman's squad to a 9-7-3 mark and the second round of the GLIAC tournament.
In the 2009 season, Smyth led the men's squad to an 8-10-1 mark while the women were 5-11-2.
In 2008, Smyth guided the Oilers men's team to a 6-11 record and the women's team to a 6-11-1 mark.
During the 2007 campaign, the Oilers women's team made the GLIAC Tournament but were eliminated in the first round by Northern Michigan to end their season at 10-8. The men meanwhile finished the year with a 5-11-1 record.
The 2006 season was a rebuilding year for both programs as Smyth led the men to a 4-13 mark and the women to a 3-12-2 record during the 2006 campaign.
In 2005, Smyth guided his men's team into GLIAC title contention. Findlay faltered at the end however and settled with an 8-7-2 record. The women struggled compared to their usual success, finishing 5-11-2.
In 2004, Smyth coached the both the men's and women's teams to an 8-8-1 overall record.
In 2003, Smyth guided the men’s squad to a 10-6-5 record and an appearance in the NCAA Division II Final Four. It was the first time any sport from The University of Findlay has made it to the Final Four in a NCAA Division II tournament. After beating Ashland, Mercyhurst and Truman State, the Oilers ran out of steam and fell 2-0 to California State Chico in a contest that would have propelled them to the championship game.
The women finished the 2003 season with an overall record of 9-7-1.
In 2002, the men finished 8-5-4 while the women finished with a 7-7-3 mark while in 2001, the men finished 13-2-2 and the women finished with an 10-6-1 record. The men ended the season ranked eighth in the nation and for his efforts, Coach Smyth was named GLIAC Men’s Soccer Coach of the Year.
Smyth, along with his recent accomplishments, has been named the NAIA Great Lakes Region Coach of the Year in 1994 for the women and also guided the women’s team to four Regional championships during the course of his career.
Smyth came to The University of Findlay after coaching stints at Miami (Ohio) University and at Oklahoma State University.
Smyth was the head soccer coach for the men’s and women’s programs at Oklahoma State University from 1983-87. The programs were very successful, both having a winning percentage over .500. He then went to Stillwater High School, where he started the school’s soccer program. After one season at Stillwater High School, Smyth moved to Miami (Ohio) University where he became the assistant coach for the men’s soccer team.
He has also coached in the Olympic Development Program for Ohio South as the Cincinnati and Columbus women’s district coach and is presently a boy’s district coach for Ohio North.
Along with coaching, Smyth has run soccer camps and tournaments throughout his career. A native of London, England, Smyth holds the United States Soccer Federation “A” license, the UEFA 'A' license and the Football Association of England Preliminary Badge. In 2002, he was a member of the first class to receive the NSCAA Premier Coaching Diploma.
As a competitor, Smyth played for the University of Birmingham in England from 1979-82 and for the Old Monovians, Orient Supporters from 1982-83 where he was awarded Player-of-the-Year honors.
Smyth received a bachelor's of science degree in 1982 from the University of Birmingham in England. He also is the holder of two master’s degrees, one from Oklahoma State University and one from Miami University.
Smyth is an currently an instructor of health and physical education at The University of Findlay.