Brian Smith

Brian Smith

Following his collegiate and professional baseball career, Brian Smith has spent over nine years coaching at every level of collegiate baseball—D-I, D-II, D-III, NAIA and JUCO. He received his Master's degree in Sports Science with a concentration in Sports Management through the United States Sports Academy. He is certified as a High School Strength and Conditioning Coach through the IYCA (International Youth Conditioning Association) and as a Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the NSCA (National Strength & Conditioning Association). He also holds an FMS (Functional Movement Screen) certification. Smith previously worked as an associate scout with the Tampa Bay Rays. He has helped over 75 amateur athletes reach the collegiate and/or professional level.

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