May 17, 2024 - Sports

Nashville SC fires coach Gary Smith

Gary Smith

Gary Smith during a Nashville SC match last year. Photo: Rich von Biberstein/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Nashville SC fired Gary Smith, the team announced Thursday, ending his run as the franchise's only head coach.

State of play: Smith led the SC for seven seasons, dating back to the franchise's time in the USL before it leveled up to the MLS.

  • The SC reached the playoffs six times under Smith. He departed Nashville SC with an MLS record of 52 wins as coach.

Yes, but: Nashville SC struggled this season. The team is currently in 10th place in the Eastern Conference with a record of 3-4-5.

What's next: Rumba Munthali, a former player and current player development coach with Nashville SC, will serve as interim coach while the franchise conducts a search for a full-time replacement.

  • Assistant coach Steve Guppy also left the franchise as part of the change, the club announced.
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