Smith added to South Dakota Basketball Staff

South Dakota head men’s basketball coach Eric Peterson announced the addition of Dwight Smith to his coaching staff. Smith joins the Coyotes from Salt Lake Community College.
Smith served as an assistant coach at Salt Lake Community College for the 2023-24 season, helping guide the Bruins to a 30-4 overall record a 12-2 conference record. The Bruins won the Region 18 Tournament and the West District title game to advance the NJCAA DI National Tournament. Salt Lake also had three players named to the all-SWAC first team.
Prior to his time at Salt Lake, Smith served as a men’s basketball assistant coach at McCook Community College (NE) for three seasons, where he oversaw player development and recruiting. Smith helped produce four Region 9 NJCAA all-conference members in his time with the Indians.
Smith spent the 2018-2019 season as an assistant coach at Eastern Wyoming College. He helped lead the Lancers to their first Region 9 tournament appearance since 2011.
Smith hails from Omaha, Nebraska, and played collegiately at Colorado State and Northern Colorado. He was a sophomore guard on Tim Miles’ 2012 Colorado State team that won 20 games and reached the NCAA tournament for the first time since 2003. Former South Dakota head men’s basketball coach Craig Smith was an assistant for the Rams during that season. Smith started eight games and averaged 5.1 points per game for Colorado State that season.

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