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Brian Smith

Position:
Wide Receivers Coach

Experience:
Third Season

Alma Mater:
Massachusetts, 2001


Brian Smith was hired by the New York Jets as a quality control coach in 2007.

Brian Smith spent three seasons on Don Brown's coaching staff, the final two as wide receivers coach in 2005-06. In his first as a coach at UMass in 2004, he worked with the linebackers and was in charge of substitution personnel.

Smith graduated cum laude from UMass in 2001 with a bachelor's degree in accounting. He was a three-year starter and four-year letterwinner for the Minutemen as a strong safety and cornerback from 1997-2000, totaling 214 career solo tackles, 306 total tackles, 23 tackles for loss, 23 pass breakups and eight interceptions. Smith received first team All-Atlantic 10, All-New England and All-ECAC honors as a senior, when he also served as team captain. In addition, he was a three-time Academic All-Atlantic 10 and Academic All-District selection, while being named to the Division I-AA Athletic Directors Academic All-Star team twice. Smith was a starter on UMass' 1998 team which won the national championship, and the 1999 squad which claimed the Atlantic 10 Conference crown.

A native of Wilmington, Del., Smith resides in Amherst.

Smith's Collegiate Coaching File

Years       School                   Assignment
2004        Massachusetts            Linebackers
2005-       Massachusetts            Wide Receivers

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