Jeff Smith is in his 11th year as associate athletic director for sports medicine at UMass. In addition to his administrative responsibilities, including overseeing medical coverage, treatment and rehabilitation of over 600 student-athletes, Smith serves as the day-to-day athletic trainer for the ice hockey team.
In 2005, Smith added the responsibilities as a sport administrator as he oversees the track & field and rowing programs at UMass.
Smith came to UMass from the University of California at Los Angeles, where he worked for three years. Smith spent his first year at UCLA as an assistant athletic trainer, before being promoted to associate athletic trainer in 1999. During his last two seasons, he served as the athletic trainer for the football and men's and women's track teams, in addition to being the director of UCLA's student athletic trainer internship program. During his first year with the Bruins, Smith was the athletic trainer for the men's basketball, men's water polo and men's tennis teams.
Prior to his time at UCLA, Smith spent five seasons at the University of Denver, including four years as director of sports medicine and head athletic trainer. He oversaw the rehabilitation and welfare of athletes in all 18 of Denver's varsity sports, while working directly with the ice hockey team.
Smith previously worked at UMass from 1991-1993, serving as a graduate assistant athletic trainer. He worked with the men's soccer and baseball teams, while also serving as a teaching assistant in the Department of Exercise Science.
A 1991 graduate of UCLA with a bachelor's degree in kinesiology, Smith earned his master's degree in exercise science from UMass in 1993. He is married to Justine and has three sons, Brendan, Ryan, and Jake.