Tracy Smith (baseball)
February 14, 1966|
|Alma mater||Miami University|
|Position(s)||SS, 3B, P|
|Coaching career (HC unless noted)|
|1993–1994||Miami (OH) (asst.)|
|Head coaching record|
Big Ten: 17–7
Tracy Smith (born February 14, 1966 in Kentland, Indiana) is an American college baseball coach. He was named the head coach of the Arizona State Sun Devils baseball program prior to the start of the 2015 season. Smith was the head coach of Indiana from 2006–2014, during which time the Hoosiers appeared in three NCAA Tournaments, advancing to the College World Series once. As the head coach of Miami (OH) from 1997–2005, Smith led the RedHawks to two NCAA Tournaments.
Smith played for South Newton High School.
Smith then played four seasons (1985–1988) of college baseball at Miami (OH). In the 1988 MLB Draft, he was selected in the 39th round by the Chicago Cubs. Smith played three seasons of minor league baseball in the Cubs system, advancing to Class A-Advanced before retiring following the 1990 season.
Early in his career, Smith was a junior college head coach and Division I assistant. He spent two seasons (1991–1992) as the head coach of Miami–Middletown. He then served as hitting instructor at Miami from 1993–1994, where he had earned a master's degree in 1992. He moved to Indiana following the 1994 season and served as pitching coach from 1995–1996.
For the 1997 season, Smith returned to Miami to be the Redhawks' head coach. He held the position from 1997–2005. During Smith's tenure, Miami appeared in nine MAC Tournaments and two NCAA Tournaments (2000 and 2005). In 2000, Miami went 1–2 as the #4 seed in the Tempe Regional, winning an elimination game against Creighton. In 2005, they again went 1–2 as the #3 seed in the Austin Regional, defeating Quinnipiac, 35–8, in an elimination game. Miami's 35 runs set a then-NCAA record for runs in an NCAA tournament game.
After making a second NCAA Tournament in 2005, Smith was hired to replace Bob Morgan as head coach of Indiana. In his third season (2008), Indiana made its first Big Ten Tournament appearance since 2003. In 2009, Indiana won the Big Ten Tournament and appeared in the NCAA Louisville Regional, where it went 0–2.
In 2013, the Hoosiers won the Big Ten regular season and tournament titles. For the first time, Indiana was selected to host an NCAA Regional. It won the regional, then won the Tallahassee Super Regional to advance to the program's first College World Series. Smith was named the NCBWA National Coach of the Year.
Head coaching record
|Miami RedHawks (Mid-American Conference) (1997–2005)|
|1997||Miami (OH)||27–28||17–13||4th||MAC Tournament|
|1998||Miami (OH)||33–26||17–13||3rd (East)||MAC Tournament|
|1999||Miami (OH)||34–27||20–12||2nd (East)||MAC Tournament|
|2000||Miami (OH)||40–23||16–12||3rd (East)||NCAA Regional|
|2001||Miami (OH)||35–25||16–12||4th (East)||MAC Tournament|
|2002||Miami (OH)||31–28||16–12||3rd (East)||MAC Tournament|
|2003||Miami (OH)||36–24||19–9||2nd (East)||MAC Tournament|
|2004||Miami (OH)||36–21||14–8||1st (East)||MAC Tournament|
|2005||Miami (OH)||45–18||17–4||1st (East)||NCAA Regional|
|Indiana Hoosiers (Big Ten Conference) (2006–2014)|
|2008||Indiana||31–30||15–17||6th||Big Ten Tournament|
|2010||Indiana||28–27||12–12||T-5th||Big Ten Tournament|
|2012||Indiana||32–28||16–8||2nd||Big Ten Tournament|
|2013||Indiana||49–16||17–7||1st||College World Series|
|Arizona State (Pac-12 Conference) (2015–Present)|
|2015||Arizona State||35–23||18–12||T-3rd||NCAA Regional|
|2016||Arizona State||36–23||16–14||T-3rd||NCAA Regional|
Postseason invitational champion
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