HUNTSVILLE - Sam Houston State soccer coach Tom Brown has announced the addition of former Blinn College coach Jorden Smith to his staff as an assistant for the upcoming season.
Smith previously served as the inaugural head coach of both the Buccaneers’ men’s and women’s teams, helping build those programs from the ground up in 2018. The Blinn men’s squad went 6-11 last season and the women finished 4-12-1.
“I am excited to add Jorden to our staff,” Brown said. “She is a proven good recruiter with her excellent work at Angelina and Blinn Junior Colleges. Jorden has had important experience preparing and delivering training sessions on the field. She is a very positive person and will bring enthusiasm to the staff and team.”
In addition to the hiring of Smith, Brown has promoted Cory Herchenroeder to associate head coach. Herchenroeder is entering his third season at Sam Houston State.
He previously worked at Missouri State and at Jefferson City (Missouri) High School where he was the head goalkeeper coach and assistant varsity coach.
“Cory has had a very positive effect on our team both on and off the field,” Brown said. “In recognition of his contributions in the past and what I believe he will continue to add to our program, I am excited that he has been promoted. Cory has been of great support to me and the program. He is a very good up and coming coach.”
Before Blinn, Smith spent two seasons as the head assistant for the Angelina College men's and women's soccer programs, which she helped establish in 2016. The women’s team compiled a 15-18 record and reached the NJCAA Region XIV Tournament semifinals during her tenure.
Smith also previously served as the assistant coach at Cisco College where the Lady Wranglers compiled a 22-10-4 record, were named regular-season champions and competed in the NJCAA Region V Championship both seasons.
Smith played collegiately at Cisco and Lubbock Christian University where she earned her bachelor’s degree in exercise science in 2013. She attended McNeil High School in Round Rock and lettered in soccer all four years.