Smith spent his previous four seasons as the head coach at Calvert High School in Prince Frederick, Md. His four teams amassed an overall record of 47-21, which included a combined mark of 27-7 during the 2011 and `12 seasons. Calvert advanced to the regional final in 2010, was a state semifinalist in 2011 and both won the Southern Maryland Athletic Conference (SMAC) and advanced to the state final in 2012. Smith was tabbed as the SMAC Coach of the Year for his efforts in the fall of 2012.
Prior to accepting his position at Calvert in the summer of 2009, Smith served as an assistant coach at SUNY Cortland for three seasons. The program won SUNYAC titles each year and placed as high as ninth (2005) at the NCAA Division III Tournament. Smith earned both Bachelor of Science (Physical Education) and Master of Science (Health Education) degrees from SUNY Cortland in 2006 and `08, respectively.