Mike Smith Joins Alabama A&M Staff

Matthew “Mike” Smith has joined Alabama A&M as assistant men’s basketball coach.

Smith, who was head coach at Lawson State and named Alabama Community College Conference North Division Coach of the Year in 2014, will coach the post players as well as recruiting for the Bulldogs, said A&M men’s basketball Head Coach Willie Hayes.

“We needed someone to work with the low post guys and recruiting,” said Hayes.

Smith, who played collegiately and graduated from the University of New Orleans, also coached at Arkansas-Pine Bluff, Mississippi Valley State, Kennesaw State, Jacksonville State, Centenary College and Southeastern Louisiana.

“I’ve known Mike for a while,” Hayes said. “He won a championship at Valley and has (played professionally) overseas.”

A native of Hattiesburg, Miss., Smith received his master’s from William Carey University and was selected to participate in the Black Coaches Association/NCAA Achieving Coaching Excellence Program in 2011.


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