Michael Smith to Be Named WR Coach

KStateFans has learned that Arizona's Insider Receiver Coach - Michael Smith will soon be announced as coach of the Kansas State wide receivers, which will complete Bill Snyder's nine-man coaching staff for 2009.

If you are a Member of the Wildcat Nation, then you already knew that Arizona's WR Coach Michael Smith was tabbed to join the Kansas State Coaching Staff. Posted last month, Smith with stong ties to current KSU coaches on the staff, is the latest to join the K-State Coaching Fraternity for another tour.

Smith, K-State's third leading all-time receiver with 179 catches for 2,457 yards from 1989-91, is making the move from the University of Arizona.

Smith served on Snyder's coaching staff from 1997 through 2005, coaching such greats at Darren Sproles, Eric Hickson, Mike Lawrence and Josh Scobey.

After coaching at Rice in 2006, Smith joined Mike Stoops' Arizona staff for the 2007 and 2008 seasons when he was running back coach, and then inside receivers coach.

Smith completes an offensive staff that includes passing game coordinator / quarterback coach Del Miller, running game coordinator / running back coach Dana Dimel, offensive line coach Charlie Dickey and tight ends coach Ricky Rahne.

On the defensive side, its co-coordinators Chris Cosh (defensive backs) and Vic Koenning (linebackers), plus defensive end coach Joe Bob Clements and defensive line coach Mo Latimore.

Smith's Coaching History
1995-96 Graduate Assistant Kansas State
1997 Running Backs Coach Kansas State
1998 Running Backs Coach Kansas State
1999 Running Backs Coach Kansas State
2000 Running Backs Coach Kansas State
2001 Running Backs Coach Kansas State
2002 Running Backs Coach Kansas State
2003 Running Backs Coach Kansas State
2004 Running Backs Coach Kansas State
2005 Running Backs Coach Kansas State
2006 Running Backs Coach Rice
2007 Running Backs Coach Arizona
2008 Inside Receivers Coach Arizona

Michael Smith in Bowl Games
1993 Copper Bowl Kansas State student asst.
1995 Holiday Bowl Kansas State GA
1996 '97 Cotton Bowl Kansas State GA
1997 Fiesta Bowl Kansas State coach
1998 Alamo Bowl Kansas State coach
1999 Holiday Bowl Kansas State coach
2000 '01 Cotton Bowl Kansas State coach
2001 Insight.com Kansas State coach
2002 Holiday Bowl Kansas State coach
2003 '04 Fiesta Bowl Kansas State coach
2006 New Orleans Bowl Rice coach

The Smith File
Arizona Running Backs Coach
Date of birth: Nov. 21, 1970
Hometown: New Orleans, La.
High School: Jesuit High School, New Orleans
College: Kansas State, 1995
Playing Experience: Receiver, Kansas State 1988-91
Recruiting Areas: Orange County, Kansas JCs, Nevada
Family: Daughters Kylie and Kenzie


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