Coach Smith enters his 6th year coaching, (his first as Head Coach) at Three Rivers after playing the previous five seasons professionally. A native of Paragould, Arkansas, Coach Smith graduated from Arkansas State University in 2011 with a bachelor's degree in interdisciplinary studies. Prior to Arkansas State, Smith was a two-year starter for the Three Rivers Raiders where he was an All Conference selection as well as an Academic All American in 2009.
After Three Rivers, Coach Smith attended Arkansas State University where he helped the Redwolves reach the Sunbelt Conference tournament in 2010 and 2011. Smith was on the Sunbelt Conference all academic team as a senior. Following his senior season, Smith was signed by the Kansas City Royals organization where he played for their short season affiliate in Idaho Falls, Idaho. 2012 Coach Smith started the year in AAA Spring Training and finished the year with the Royals A affiliate in Kane County.
Coach Smith began the 2013 season with the Rockford Aviators of the Frontier League where he was the starting catcher hitting .330 through the first two months of the season. In 2014 he was traded to the Lincoln Saltdogs for the American Association. Coach Smith caught the majority of the games for the Saltdogs and helped them reach the Frontier League playoffs and a first half division championship for the first time in the organization's history.