Christopher Smith succeeded Paul Bourcq as head coach in late 2015, after a third consecutive gold medal win for Team USA Youth at the 2015 World Youth Fly Fishing Championships in Vail, Colorado. Chris joined Team USA Youth as an assistant coach in June of 2012. In 2014 he succeeded Rich Reedinger and served in a dual role as both coach and Team Manager.
A competitive angler and fly caster at the adult level, Chris is a member of Fly Fishing Team USA . Chris also “moonlights” as a seasoned tournament organizer, having served on coordinating committees for the US National Fly Fishing Championships, the US Youth National Championships and multiple Team USA regional qualifiers.
Coupled with prior experience as a classroom teacher and athletics coach, Chris brings an educator’s perspective to the sport of competitive fly fishing.