Andy Smith, a well experienced sports executive, joins Carolina Core FC as the team President. Having over 20 years of executive experience leading highly successful professional soccer teams on and off the field, Andy first began working at MLS clubs where he was a Corporate Account Executive for the Colorado Rapids, the Director of Sales at D.C. United, and the Vice President of Sales at FC Dallas.

Outside of MLS, Smith was the President & General Manager of the Atlanta Silverbacks, and then later GM of Reno 1868 FC during their expansion launch and inaugural seasons. The team in Reno, while sharing a stadium with their minor league baseball team partner, had the highest per capita attendance of any team in a U.S. soccer league and reached the playoffs in each year of its existence.

Andy graduated from Roanoke College where he was a four-year starter on the soccer team, and is top-5 all time in points and goals. Smith now lives in High Point, NC with his wife, two daughters, and son.