Brian Smith
Brian  Smith

Associate Head Coach/Recruiting Coordinator


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Brian Smith is entering his 10th season, his fifth as Associate Head Coach/Recruiting Coordinator, while working primarily with the sprinters.

During his tenure, Olivia Smoliga and Michael Trice have set the 50 and 100 freestyle school marks, and he has overseen Smoliga’s three NCAA titles and nine overall SEC crowns. Smoliga also has claimed two SEC titles in the 100 backstroke. Smith has guided Olympians in Smoliga (United States) and Chantal Van Landeghem (Canada).

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 spent four years as the head club coach for FAST in Montana, four years as an assistant coach at Northern Arizona University, and one year 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.

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