Zach Smith joined the Marshall Coaching Staff in January of 2010 and serves as the wide receivers coach.
He came to Marshall after spending the last five years at the University of Florida. Smith served as an offensive and special teams graduate assistant for the Gators from 2007 to 2009. He also worked as an offensive and special teams quality control assistant and in recruiting evaluation for UF from 2006 to 2007.
"Zach is an outstanding young football coach who has a tremendous background and a bright future," Coach Doc Holliday said. "He has spent the last five years working closely with Urban Meyer and has been heavily involved with their special teams and their success."
During his time in Gainesville, Florida won two national championships (2006 and 2008) and produced some of the most prolific offenses in not only the Southeastern Conference, but the nation in terms of scoring offense, yardage per game, and passing efficiency. The Gators also produced some of the top punt team and punt return units in the nation over this period. Florida also has blocked an impressive 22 kicks since 2006 - the most in college football over that span.
Smith's duties at Florida included game planning and all opponent breakdowns and tendencies, working with wide receivers (2007-08) and quarterbacks (2008-09), assisting with special teams game plan input and all breakdowns (2005-07), evaluating prospective student-athletes, creating and designing a recruiting action plan, in addition to game prep tests and quality control.
Smith, a native of Dublin, Ohio, earned a B.S. in sports management from Florida in 2007. He is the grandson of College Football Hall of Fame coach Earle Bruce. He is married to the former Courtney Carano.