Soccer (Boys) Coaches
Head Boys Soccer Coach-Artus Smith
Coach Artus was born in Dallas, Texas raised in Arvada, Colorado. He has a lovely wife and four wonderful children whom all play soccer. He served 15 years in United States Navy Submarine Force. He has modeled his coaching studying from a mix of mostly Belgium and added Czech Rep, Brazil, Argentina and Germany.
He has played for 41 years Including competitive ball with the Arvada Eagles Club, Pomona High School, CO/WA/FL Men’s Division-I, PDL/USISL time with Colorado Springs, Boulder, OSSC (Indoor WA), and trained with CO Rapids.
He started assisting coaching at 17-years-old and then began his head coaching at 18 for Arvada Eagles/Edge. He continued with multiple clubs including Colorado Extreme, Crush FC (WA), Kitsap Alliance (WA), Satellite Beach FC (FL), GPS (Global Premier Soccer North Charleston SC), and mainly Division-I and Division-II. He also coached two additional high schools at Kennedy High and Pomona High.
Coach Smith earned a BA in Psychology from Ohio University. Furthermore, he is pursuing his master's degree in Sports Recreation with an emphasis in Soccer Coaching. He earned his National D soccer license in 1996.
He is excited to be back in CO and to work with Eagle Ridge Academy!