Alex Smith
Alex Smith
Title: Head Coach
Phone: 802.654.2745
Email: asmith11@smcvt.edu
Year: 1st
Alma Mater: Colorado State '10

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Alex Smith was named head coach of the Saint Michael's men's lacrosse program on Sept. 22, 2017, and heads into his first season in the spring of 2018. Smith is also the Intramural co-director at the College.

The Colorado State alum jumped into coaching right out of college. While serving as the head assistant coach at the Fort Collins, Colo.-based school between August 2003 and June 2009, Smith and the Rams claimed a national title in 2006. The interim head coach for much of the 2009 season, Smith was named head coach later that year and led his alma mater to national crowns in 2012 and 2013 - a 21-0 season - while posting a 98-23 mark over six-plus springs. Colorado State claimed Rocky Mountain Lacrosse Conference (RMLC) titles each season between 2010 and 2013. Smith was named MCLA National Coach of the Year and RMLC Coach of the Year in both 2010 and 2013.

After leaving the program in fall 2015, Smith continued to operate the Rams Lacrosse Club, which he founded in 2010. With the Rams Lacrosse Club, Smith created programming and infrastructure, and coached his players in five tournaments each year. Smith guided the Rocky Mountain High School varsity boys' squad to an 8-8 mark in 2017 during his lone season with the school.

During his time as head coach at Colorado State, Smith was responsible not only for practice, game planning and recruiting, but also compliance, travel, purchasing, scheduling and media relations for his program. He also oversaw not only a coaching staff, but the Rams' alumni association and parent booster club, and coached 35 MCLA All-America selections during his career. Beginning in 2006, Smith directed a camp out of Colorado State for more than 100 youth players for 10 straight summers.

In addition to his college coaching duties, Smith was an assistant for the Denver Outlaws of Major League Lacrosse (MLL) in 2010 and 2011 after playing four years for the Outlaws, recording a .571 save percentage in 12 contests. While on the coaching staff, he coordinated the offense and man-up units, compiled scouting reports, aided in the game and travel planning, and assisted in public appearances by players.

As an undergraduate, Smith was part of three national champion squads at Colorado State, in 1999, 2001 and 2003. During his senior year, he was the starting goalie on the MCLA title winner, being named 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. Beyond the field and classroom, Smith was a member of the MCLA All-America Committee in 2009, 2011, 2012 and 2013 and was the general manager of Colorado-based lacrosse stick company Rock-it Pocket from 2006 to 2011.

Year College Overall Conference Notes
2009 (Interim) Colorado State 7-2 1-1  
2010 Colorado State 17-2 4-0  RMLC League Champion
MCLA National Coach of the Year
RMLC League Coach of the Year
2011 Colorado State 15-3 2-1  RMLC League Champion 
2012 Colorado State 17-2 2-1 MCLA National Champion
 RMLC League Champion
2013 Colorado State 21-0 5-0 MCLA National Champion
 RMLC League Champion
MCLA National Coach of the Year
RMLC League Coach of the Year
2014 Colorado State 12-6 2-2  
2015 Colorado State 9-8 3-2  
7 Seasons Colorado State 98-23 19-7  
Sean Curtin '15
Sean Curtin '15
Title: Assistant Coach
Phone: 802.654.2745
Email: scurtin@smcvt.edu
Year: 3rd
Alma Mater: Saint Michael's '15

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Alumnus Sean Curtin '15 returns to the Saint Michael's men's lacrosse program for his third season as an assistant coach in 2018.

In 2017, Saint Michael's faced a seven-game, month-long stretch during which each opponent was either nationally ranked or receiving national votes, with six foes ranked. Despite fielding a roster that included 15 players in their initiail season of college lacrosse, four of those games ended in losses suffered by five goals or fewer, among seven such contests on the season. Following a 19-6 win over American International College, the Purple Knights closed the year with back-to-back one-goal setbacks.

The Purple Knights put together a 3-2 surge to end the 2016 season, Curtin's first as a college coach, one which saw the squad lose three times by a single goal. Saint Michael's was in the top third nationally in saves per game (11th), caused turnovers per game (12th) and man-down defense (18th), taking fourth in the North Region in the former two categories.

Curtin, who was a captain as a senior in 2015, graduated ninth in program history in career caused turnovers (32), as the long-stick defenseman also scooped 64 ground balls in 49 games. Curtin earned his degree in information systems.