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Craig Smith Joins TSS

TSS is pleased to announce the appointment of Craig Smith as a new full-time coach at the Academy. As a former professional player in both Scotland and Australia, Craig brings with him a wealth of playing experience. He played for the Port Glasgow Juniors back in early 2000 followed by a stint in the Australian first division with Diamond Valley.

Since coming to Canada in 2004, Craig spent time coaching at the North Shore Development Centre as well as the Surrey Academy. For this coming season, Craig will be out on loan to coach the Ottawa Fury - the women's professional team (USL) .

"We're excited to have Craig join our Academy," says TSS Director, Colin Elmes. "We've long felt that TSS has one of the best soccer learning environments in the province. That has much to do with the coaches we hire, coaches who not only teach effectively but who do so with enthusiasm and personality. Craig Smith fits that mold for us here at TSS."

Craig will be coaching at TSS up until late April, at which time he will be off to Ottawa to coach the Fury. When he returns in September, Craig will be a regular fixture at TSS for both the boys and girls program.