Brian Smith is entering his sixth season on the Georgia coaching staff, and his first as associate head coach and recruiting coordinator, while also working primarily with the sprinters.
In 2012, Megan Romano claimed an NCAA title in the 200 freestyle and added a second place finish in the 100 freestyle, while Shannon Vreeland added a fifth place effort in the 200 freestyle. With her time in the 200 freestyle, Romano set the American, U.S. Open and NCAA records. Romano also took home the SEC titles in both the 100 and 200 freestyle events.
In 2011, Allison Schmitt won her second straight NCAA title in the 200 freestyle and added a title in the 500 freestyle, while Morgan Scroggy was third in the 200 and fifth in the 100. At the SECs, Scroggy and Schmitt again with 1-2 in the 200 freestyle.
In 2010, Schmitt won the NCAA title in the 200 freestyle, while Scroggy was second in the 100 and 200 freestyle, and Anne-Marie Botek was third in the 50 freestyle. Schmitt and Scroggy went 1-2 in the 200 in the SEC Championships, while Botek, Romano, Chelsea Nauta, Erica Malagón and Matt Bartlett also scored in sprint events at the conference meet.
In 2009, Scroggy placed second in the 200-yard freestyle and fourth in the 100 freestyle at the NCAA Championship. Also at the NCAAs in the 200, Schmitt came in third, Nauta placed eighth and Malagón finished 16th. Smith guided Botek and Scroggy to Southeastern Conference titles in the 50 and 100 freestyle, respectively. Schmitt (200 freestyle), Michael Arnold (100 freestyle) and Peter Benner (200 freestyle) set school records, and Schmitt and Benner was chosen as the SEC Freshmen of the Year.
In 2008, Scroggy earned All-America honors in the 200 freestyle at the NCAAs and Nauta added a top-10 finish in the 200. Nauta also medaled at the SECs in the 200.
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 was involved in travel, recruiting and dryland training for the squad, which ranked 13th nationally in 1992 and ninth in 1993.
After Arizona State, Smith served 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 Division I NCAA Championship qualifiers (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. The women broke 17 of 18 school records in the five years he was there, and the men broke 13 marks.
Smith also served 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.