Coach Smith took over the Hermiston program at the start of the 2021-22 season. Smith was the boys assistant basketball coach from 2013-2021 and worked with the football team since 2011.
Smith graduated from Chief Sealth International High School (Seattle) in 1996 where he played football, basketball and track. He played college football for Eastern Washington University where he was a wide receiver. He teaches physical education at Hermiston.