UND Staff

Greg Smith

Women's Volleyball Assistant Coach


Bio

Greg Smith is in his third year as an assistant
coach at Notre Dame. Previously the head
coach for six seasons at Virginia Tech, Smith was
the 2002 BIG EAST Conference Coach of the
Year.

A native of Rochester, Ind., Smith led the
Hokies to an 81-94 (.463) overall mark from
2000-05, including a 37-38 (.493) record in conference
play. His top campaign came in 2002
when he led the Hokies to a second-place finish
in the BIG EAST Conference – behind
Notre Dame – with a 10-3 record and a berth
in the four-team league tournament. It was the
school[apos]s second of three seasons as a BIG EAST
member.That Tech team more than doubled its
win total from the previous season and won
twice as many conference matches as it did during
the 2001 season.

Smith faced the Irish three times from the
bench opposite Brown. He dealt Notre Dame a
rare three-game conference loss in Blacksburg,
Va., in 2002 and then helped the Hokies push
the 12th-ranked Irish to five games in front of a
Joyce Center record crowd of 8,643 the following
season. During his time at Virginia Tech,
Smith helped five different players earn a total
of nine all-conference honors. He oversaw the
Hokies[apos] transition from an independent (in his
first season, 2000) into the BIG EAST
Conference (2001-03) and then into the ACC
(2004-present).

Smith came to Virginia Tech from Ohio State,
where he served as an assistant coach for three
seasons and helped coach the Buckeyes to a trio
of NCAA Tournament bids. While with the
Buckeyes, he assisted in recruiting and training the
team (both on-court and physical conditioning).

Smith mentored a pair of Buckeye standouts
in Jen Flynn and Katie Virtue. Flynn was a firstteam
all-Big Ten choice and a member of the
USPV [quote]Dream Team[quote] in 2000. She joined the
U.S. National Team in 2002 as its starting setterwhile leading the squad to a silver medal at the
2002 World Championships.Virtue, Ohio State[apos]s
all-time assists leader and the 1999 Big Ten
Freshman of the Year, was also a member of the
U.S. National Team with Flynn.

Prior to his stint in Columbus, Smith spent
two seasons as an assistant at Hofstra University.
There he helped lead the team to two consecutive
America East Conference tournament
championships and two NCAA Tournament
appearances. In all, Smith has coached six seasons
in the NCAAs.

Before his time at Hofstra, he was an assistant
at the University of Indianapolis in 1994. He
also served as one of the head volleyball coaches
for the Circle City Volleyball Club in
Indianapolis.

Smith was an assistant varsity coach at
Rochester (Ind.) High School from 1992-93,
also serving as head coach of the freshman
squad. During his tenure, he assisted the varsity
team to the regional playoffs in 1992 and state
semifinals in 1993.

He graduated from Westmont College
(Calif.) in 1990 with a bachelor[apos]s degree in business
and economics. He then received a bachelor[apos]s
in education from Indianapolis in 1995. A
letterwinner in tennis at Westmont, Smith also
served as an assistant basketball coach.
Smith and his wife, Erica, have two daughters,
Peytan and Reagan, and one son, Logan.