Miles Smith '09 enters his first year as head men’s basketball coach at Johnson State College.
The Johnson State College athletic department has hired Miles Smith Jr. '09 as the assistant athletic director and head men's basketball coach in July of 2015.
Prior to taking the helm at Johnson, Smith was the first ever head men's basketball coach and admissions recruiter at the newly co-ed Wilson College in Pennsylvania. Prior to that, Smith spent one year at The College of New Jersey. As an assistant coach, he was responsible for player development, scouting, game day preparation and management, and recruiting of potential athletes for the Lions.
Smith also spent three seasons as an assistant basketball coach at Mercer County Community College, where he was involved in all aspects of the program, including player development and recruitment, and providing academic support for student-athletes. In 2010, he helped coach the Vikings to the Region 19 Championship and an appearance in the NJACC National Tournament.
Coach Smith is a 2009 graduate of Johnson State College, earning a Bachelor's degree in Anthropology/ Sociology. Prior to Johnson State, Smith also attended Mercer County Community College where he graduated with an associated degree in Liberal Arts in 2005. Smith was a four year starter throughout his collegiate career, and was named team captain and President of the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) during his senior year at Johnson State.
Smith played in all 51 games during his two seasons with Johnson State and started in all 26 games as a senior and led the Badgers to the North Atlantic Conference playoffs. A tenacious and suffocating defender, Smith averaged 3.9 points, 3.1 rebounds, and 1.8 assists per game while blocking 30 shots and collecting 29 steals in his career. Smith poured in a career-best 21 points on 9-of-14 shooting in a 74-71 loss at home to Massachusetts College on December 8, 2007.