VENTURA, Calif.- Ventura County Fusion announced today the hiring of Adam Smith as the CEO and Director of Soccer. In his new role, Smith will help with the Fusion youth, USL Academy and USL League Two teams.
Smith joins the organization after completing a successful tenure with Fresno FC in the USL Championship as Head Coach, helping the team to a third place league finish in its second season in the league. Prior to Fresno, Smith was an Assistant Coach to Preki and then Paul Buckle at Sacramento Republic. Smith’s background also includes spending several years with the Portland Timbers, initially as the first team Goalkeeping Coach and then as the clubs inaugural Academy Director.
"I am delighted to be supporting the Fusion's USL League Two and Academy Head Coach Mike Elias with both of his teams," said Smith. "This is another positive step forward in building the Fusion brand by owner Ranbir Shergill. I am very much looking forward to the challenge ahead.”