Smith Named Volunteer Assistant Coach

Matt Smith

Matt Smith

Jan. 28, 2014

WEST POINT, N.Y. - Matt Smith has been named volunteer assistant coach at Army, interim head coach Matt Reid announced.

Smith, a native of Paramus, N.J., will assist with the outfielders and also be involved with hitting and first-base coaching duties.

Prior to joining the Army coaching staff, Smith served as instructor at Teels Baseball in Closter, N.J., and worked for Major League Baseball and the Major League Baseball Network in Secaucus, N.J.

While at the MLB Network Smith was responsible for live game logging. At the Office of the Commissioner, he fell under Vice President of Baseball Operations Joe Torre, and worked with umpires to ensure feedback.

"Matt has a lot of great baseball experience under his belt for such a young guy," said Reid. "He played the game at a high level and was a very athletic player. He will bring great energy and passion to our program. I am excited to have him apart of the Army baseball family."

Smith competed for the St. Thomas Aquinas baseball team for three seasons. He began his collegiate career at the University of Scranton before transferring to St. Thomas Aquinas.

During his junior season at St. Thomas Aquinas, Smith was voted all-conference and named team Most Valuable Player after hitting .321. In his final campaign, Smith batted .292 and led the squad with 52 hits and 22 stolen bases.

After earning his bachelor's degree in sports management, Smith competed for the Trinidad Triggers of the Pecos League in 2012 where he hit .305 with 10 home runs, ultimately earning an invite to a Baltimore Orioles tryout.

A 2006 graduate of Don Bosco Preparatory High School in New Jersey, Smith won a Bergen County Championship during his senior season.

Smith resides in Paramus, N.J.

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