Jim Carden

Club Director

Coaching Education

USSF C License

Coaching History

Started travel program in CT in 1977.  His club teams held numerous titles and awards travelling across country to many tournaments.  Was CT State Coach (now considered ODP) for two years.  High school coach for four years.

Director of Winchester United since 1999

Head Girls’ Varsity Soccer Coach at James Wood HS for 11 yrs

(overall record 69-83-17 not including 2018)

First time ever in school history:  1 District Championship, two region appearances, one time District Coach of the Year, one time Star Coach of the Year

Head Boys’ Varsity Soccer Coach at John Handley HS for 11 yrs

(overall record 184-45-9). Teams won seven NWD titles & advanced to regional competition nine times, winning six Region II titles.

Voted AA State Coach of the Year five times, voted Region Coach of the Year six times, voted Washington Post Coach of the Year one time, voted Winchester Star Coach of the Year six times, voted Norther Virginia Daily Coach of the Year at least three times and selected three times to coach in VHSL All Star Games

Coaching Experience: 44 yrs


Mark Weisbrod

Assistant Director

Coach 07B Orange, 02B Orange

Coaching Education

USSF E and National Youth License

NCAA Division 1 player and captain


Neil Hammond

Technical Director

Coach 07G Orange, 03G

Coaching Education

USSF C License

Coaching History

Wakefield School Boys’ Varsity Coach, 1998-2002

Wakefield School Girls’ Varsity Coach, 2001-2003

  • Two-time D.A.C. Coach of the Year

Millbrook Boys’ Varsity Head Coach, 2004-2008

Winchester United Coach, 2006 present

Winchester United Technical Director, 2015 to present




Matt Smith

Director of Coaching

Coach, 02B Blue

Coaching Education

UEFA A License

Coaching History

Former Head State Coach & Director of Maryland ODP
Senior State Head Coach Maryland ODP- won 4 US Region 1 Championship titles and 1 US National Champion title
Coached more than 20 x All- Americans & US National Team players
Coached 2 World Cup players, 9 professional players
Coached more than 80 All-Conference players
14 years consecutive years on NSCAA College top 25
Teams have won 11 NSCAA National Academic Awards

Matt Smith became the fifth head coach in Shenandoah University men's soccer history with his appointment to the position in January, 2017.

Smith, the winningest coach in both Johns Hopkins University and Centennial Conference history, came to Shenandoah after leading the men’s soccer program at Alfred (N.Y.) University from 2014-16.

In those three years at the helm of the Saxons program, Smith led the Empire 8 squad into the post-season in all three campaigns and saw AU earn three straight NSCAA national academic awards. The 2014 ECAC Tournament appearance for Alfred was the program’s first in 24 years and Smith was named as the Empire 8 Conference Coach of the Year.

Smith has a 266-66-27 career record with eight conference championships and 15 post-season appearances (nine NCAA, six ECAC) in his collegiate head coaching career and reached one NCAA championship game as the Johns Hopkins University head coach from 1993 through 2007.

His 240 overall wins and 117 league wins at Hopkins are both the most in both school and Centennial Conference history.

At Hopkins, he won league championships in 1996, 1998, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2004, 2006 and 2007. The Blue Jays participated in the NCAA Tournament in 1994, 1996, 1997, 1998, 2000, 2002, 2004, 2006 and 2007.

Following his stint at JHU, Smith was the US Academy Director for Crystal Palace FC from 2008-11 and the Special Projects Director for the Soccer Association of Columbia (Md.) from 2012-13.

The Columbia, Maryland native also was a professional player for the Maryland Bays of the APSL following his graduation from Towson University in 1988.

In 2014, he was inducted into the Maryland Soccer Hall of Fame.

Smith and his wife, Kathy, are the parents of three daughters: Katie, Sophie and Julia.

Playing History

3 x State Championship Player in HS
4 x All Conference soccer player in college
Gold Medalist US Sports Festival-Soccer
All-American Soccer Player in college
Chosen Budweiser College top 30 players in nation