With his days as a LSUA student now behind him, the Generals men’s basketball staff has promoted student assistant coach Taylor Smith to full-time assistant coach.
A native of Kiln, Mississippi, Smith prepped at Hancock High School. In the junior college ranks, he served as a manager on the Pearl River Community College men’s basketball team while taking classes there. The team would win the Mississippi state title while he was a freshman.
Upon transferring to LSUA, he joined on the Generals staff as a student assistant, where he is currently in his third season as a member. He graduated following the fall 2016 semester with a degree in general studies of Kinesiology.
“I couldn’t be any happier than to have Taylor on my staff,” said LSUA head coach Larry Cordaro. “He’s been here since the beginning, putting in the time as a student assistant, helping make our players better and being a good role model for the program. Taylor has a great work ethic and is an even better person, and we believe he will have a long and prosperous career in coaching.”
“I’m grateful for the opportunity that Coach Cordaro has afforded me,” said Smith. “I’m glad he’s allowed me to be a part of this great program over these last three years, and am excited for what lies ahead for this Generals program.”
Smith will also serve as an assistant coach on the Generals junior varsity team and help with the day-to-day operations of the program.