Coach Smith is a graduate of Concordia University Chicago in River Forest, IL where he spent 4 years as a pitcher for the Cougars. At Concordia he was the closer for 3 seasons and set-up man his freshmen year. Coach Smith is the career leader in appearances for the Cougars, led the NACC in saves and relief appearances for 3 seasons, Ranked 15th in the NCAA for relief appearances, Ranked 22nd in the NCAA saves, and Team Captain for 3 seasons. After his playing career, Coach Smith continued his education at Concordia for his Masters Degree in Teaching.
While completing his Masters Degree Coach Smith served as the Cougars Graduate Assistant for 3 seasons. After coaching college baseball Coach Smith’s coaching experience includes Sophomore Head Coach at Streamwood High School (1 season) and Freshmen Head Coach and Varsity Assistant at Maine West High School (2 seasons). Coach Smith spent 4 seasons at his alma mater Notre Dame College Prep as the Varsity Pitching Coach. For four summers Coach Smith was a head coach for the Illinois Indians. Following his time at ND, Coach Smith has served as the Pitching Director and Varsity Pitching Coach at Loyola Academy. Coach Smith will begin his first season at Immaculate Conception Catholic Prep in Elmhurst serving as the Head Varsity Coach.
He specializes in pitching mechanics, arm care, pitch development and mental approach for High School and above level players. Coach Smith uses a unique style and approach to the game of baseball. Coach Smith is certified in both Hitting and Pitching through Rapsodo. He has worked with players ranging from 6 years old up to college athletes. His new age style, care for his athletes, and his passionate energetic approach is what separates him from most. He continues to educate himself with the biomechanics of the body and how the help the body work more efficiently to produce a more effective arm path.
Coach Smith currently is Physical Education Teacher at OLPH.