A young and energetic coach, Greg Smith enters his sixth season as a collegiate head coach with the Virginia Tech volleyball program.
Last year, Smith led the Hokies to a 13-16 overall record, 7-9 in the Atlantic Coast Conference, to finish tied for seventh in the conference standings. Smith's career record stands at 68-76 overall, 29-24 in conference play.
Three of his players received all-conference accolades in 2003, including Annie Spicer who was named second-team All-BIG EAST as a junior and Katie Esbrook who was named honorable mention All-Northeast Region and All-BIG EAST as a freshman.
In 2002, Smith led the Hokies in an amazing turnaround as Tech qualified for the BIG EAST Championship in the team's second season in the conference.
For the team's play, Smith was named the 2002 BIG EAST Coach of the Year. Tech 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 had two players receive conference honors, as senior Cheryl Stinson was named first-team All-BIG EAST and Ana Lang was named to the second team.
During the 2001 season, Smith led the Hokies into a new conference as Tech entered the BIG EAST and finished the year with a 9-19 record, 5-7 in the league. Two Hokies received conference honors as Stinson was named second-team All-BIG EAST and Spicer was an honorable-mention selection.
In 2000, his first year as a head coach, Smith led a young group to a 13-16 record and had three players receive honors for their performances. Lang was named player of the year in the Independent Volleyball Conference, while Stinson and Kelli O'Dell were named to the all-conference team.
Smith came to Virginia Tech from Ohio State, where he served as an assistant coach for three seasons. Smith was successful as an assistant at OSU, helping coach the Buckeyes to the NCAA Tournament each year. His duties included assisting in recruiting and training the team, both on the court and in its physical conditioning.
Prior to his stint in Columbus, Smith spent two seasons as an assistant coach at Hofstra University. At Hofstra, he helped lead the team to two consecutive American East Conference tournament championships and two NCAA Tournament appearances. In all, Smith has coached five seasons in the NCAA Tournament.
Before his coaching duties at Hofstra, he was an assistant coach at the University of Indianapolis in 1994. He also served as one of the head volleyball coaches for the Circle City Volleyball Club.
Prior to coaching at Indianapolis, Smith was an assistant varsity coach at Rochester (Ind.) High from September 1992 through October 1993. He was also 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.
The Rochester, Ind., native graduated from Westmont College in 1990 with a bachelor's in business and economics. He also received a bachelor's in education from the University of Indianapolis in 1995. A letterwinner in tennis at Westmont College, Smith also served as an assistant basketball coach at his alma mater.
Smith, his wife, Erica, and their daughter, Peytan, reside in Christiansburg.
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