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Alex Smith, who won two Men’s Collegiate Lacrosse Association (MCLA) national championships guiding Colorado State University, heads into his seventh season as head coach of the Saint Michael’s men’s lacrosse team in the spring of 2024.

Smith served a four-year term on the NCAA Men’s Lacrosse Rules Committee beginning in fall 2019 as the NCAA Division II representative, and was part of the NCAA Division II Men’s Lacrosse Coaches Connection for the 2021-22 and 2022-23 academic years.

Beyond college coaching, Smith operated the Rams Lacrosse Club, which he founded in 2010, creating programming and infrastructure, and coached his players in five tournaments each year. He was general manager of Colorado-based lacrosse stick company Rock-it Pocket from 2006 to 2011. Smith played four years for Major League Lacrosse’s Denver Outlaws, recording a .571 save percentage in 12 contests.

As an undergraduate at Colorado State, Smith was part of three national champion squads (1999, 2001, 2003). During his senior year, he was the starting goalie on the MCLA title winner, earning All-America, all-conference, all-tournament and team MVP while serving as captain and student president. As a junior, he helped the Rams finish second nationally, with Smith being named defensive MVP of the team and all-tournament. Smith earned his bachelor’s degree in 2003 in English, with a concentration in creative writing, before completing his master’s degree in sports coaching and administration at the University of Northern Colorado in 2013.

Saint Michael’s College Men’s Lacrosse Head Coach, 2018-Present (7th Season)

  • 119-73 career head coaching record (14th season)
  • 1 Inside Lacrosse All-America Honor (Will Moriarty ’20)
  • 8 NEILA All-New England Honors
  • 2 NE10 All-Conference Honors
  • 8 NE10 All-Rookie Team Honors
  • 1 College Sports Communicators Academic All-America Honor
  • 3 College Sports Communicators Academic All-District Honors
  • 1 USILA Scholar All-America Honor
  • 13 NEILA All-Academic Honors
  • 3 NE10 Academic All-Conference Honors

Rocky Mountain High School (Colorado) Varsity Boys’ Lacrosse Head Coach, 2017 (1 Season)

Colorado State University Men’s Lacrosse Head Coach, 2009-2015 (7 Seasons)

  • 98-23 overall, 19-7 Rocky Mountain Lacrosse Conference record
  • Named interim head coach during 2009 season
  • 2 MCLA National Championships (2012, 2013)
  • 4 RMLC Championships (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013)
  • 2 MCLA National Coach of the Year Honors (2010, 2013)
  • 2 RMLC Coach of the Year Honors (2010, 2013)
  • 35 MCLA All-America Honors
  • Responsible for practice, game planning, recruiting, compliance, travel, purchasing, scheduling and media relations
  • Oversaw alumni association and parent booster club
  • Member of MCLA All-America Committee in 2009, 2011, 2012 and 2013

Denver Outlaws Assistant Coach, 2010-2011 (2 Seasons)

  • Coordinated offense and man-up units, compiled scouting reports, aided in game and travel planning, and assisted in public appearances by players

Colorado State University Men’s Lacrosse Head Assistant Coach, 2004-2009 (6 Seasons)

  • 1 MCLA National Championship (2006)
  • Directed camp for more than 100 youth players each year between 2006 and 2015