Brian Smith is in his eighth year as an assistant baseball coach at Washington and Lee. Over his first seven seasons, the Generals have produced a 125-112 (.527) overall record and six berths in the ODAC Tournament.
In 2009, W&L won its first-ever ODAC Championship and made the program's first trip to the NCAA Tournament. The conference championship was just the second in the 102-year history of W&L Baseball.
Smith arrived at W&L in the summer of 2006 after coaching one season at Maryville College in Tennessee. Prior to joining the Maryville staff, he spent two seasons as the graduate assistant at Defiance College, while also earning his master of arts in education.
A graduate of Tiffin University with a bachelor's degree in business management, Smith was a four-year letterwinner as a pitcher for the Dragons. He was one of the team's relievers and made a few starts during his collegiate pitching career.
Smith has six years of umpiring experience and is progressing toward OHSAA certification. He was also a coach for the North Canton 18-and-under Summer team in 2002 and 2003.