BUFFALO, NY – Head University at Buffalo volleyball coach Blair Brown Lipsitz has announced the promotion of Scott Smith to associate head coach. Smith and Lipsitz just completed their fourth season together on the Buffalo sidelines.
Under Lipsitz and Smith, the Bulls have steadily improved each year, capped off with an 18-11 record this past season, including a 10-6 record in MAC play, UB's best record ever since joining the Mid-American Conference.
Smith serves as UB's recruiting coordinator and he has brought in some of the top talent to play for the Blue and White over the previous four years and his recruiting classes are continuing to improve each season.
"We are extremely excited to promote Scott to Associate Head Coach," said Lipsitz. "Anyone who has ever had the opportunity to play for or coach with Scott understands his dedication to the sport and his commitment to the student-athletes. We are thrilled to see the impact he will have in continuing to build a championship culture here at UB."
A native of Herdon, VA, Smith came to Buffalo from Georgia Southern where he spent five season as recruiting coordinator.
At Georgia Southern, his primary responsibilities were recruiting, assisting with daily practices, scouting and video editing.
The Eagles won over 100 matches during Smith's five years on the coaching staff, making two of the school's four NCAA Tournament appearances and winning two regular-season Southern Conference titles.
A 2007 graduate of Appalachian State with a bachelor's degree in recreation management, Smith worked with the volleyball team as a student assistant in 2006 and 2007. In his first season, Smith worked with former GSU Head Coach Chad Callihan, assisting with daily practices. While at ASU, he was the men's club volleyball captain and president all four years and earned all-conference accolades at outside hitter three times.
While attending Herndon High School, Smith was a four-year varsity wrestling lettermen and district champion. Unable to compete in volleyball in high school because there was no boys' prep volleyball in Northern Virginia, Smith managed the varsity girls' team for three years. He played Junior Olympic volleyball for one season with Metro Virginia 18's.