Brian Smith is entering his seventh season, his second as Associate Head Coach/Recruiting Coordinator, while working primarily with the sprinters.
In 2013, Smith helped Allison Schmitt claim an NCAA title in the 200 freestyle. The 800 freestyle relay of Shannon Vreeland, Megan Romano, Jordan Mattern and Schmitt set American, U.S. Open, NCAA, SEC meet and school records, while the 400 freestyle relay of Vreeland, Chantal Van Landeghem, Schmitt and Romano established U.S. Open, NCAA, SEC meet and school marks. And the 200 freestyle relay of Maddie Locus, Van Landeghem, Schmitt and Romano lowered the SEC meet and Georgia records.
Smith's collegiate experience began in 1991 when he started a two-year stint at Arizona State, first as a graduate assistant and then as assistant coach for the women's team. He assisted with travel, recruiting and dryland training.
After Arizona State, Smith spent five years on the staff at Rice, serving as an assistant for the men's and women's teams. He was part of a staff that produced the program's first NCAA Championships qualifiers in 1994 and continued to qualify athletes for five straight years. Smith served as the recruiting coordinator, travel coordinator, alumni liaison, strength and conditioning liaison, and sprinting coach. Smith also spent four years as the head club coach for FAST in Great Falls, Mont., four years as an assistant coach at Northern Arizona University, and one years as a graduate assistant coach at Ohio University in 1990-91.
He is a 1990 graduate of Clark University in Massachusetts, where he earned a bachelor's degree in economics. He followed that with a master's in athletic administration from Ohio in 1991.
Smith and his wife, Alyssa, have three daughters, Olivia, Ella and Gwyneth.