BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Birmingham-Southern College alumnus and former student-athlete Corey Smith has been named assistant men's soccer coach, effective May 1, 2019.
Smith played on the Hilltop from 2013-17. After suffering his fourth ACL tear in his senior year, he served as a student assistant coach. His ability to overcome adversity earned him the Laura Malone Courage Award.
Smith was the President of the Honor Council and earned Dean's List multiple times while on the Hilltop. He was a member of the National Society of Leadership and Success, Psi Chi (International Psychology Honor Society), and Omicron Delta Kappa (National Leadership Honor Society).
After graduating Cum Laude with a degree in psychology in 2018, he remained close to the program, serving as volunteer assistant coach during the 2018 season. He also served as a staff coach at Vestavia Hills Soccer Club, where he grew up playing, and as an assistant coach with the Vestavia High School boys' program.
A native of Ranburne, Ala., Smith graduated from Ranburne High School as valedictorian of his class.
"As a player, Corey endured multiple season-ending injuries, but his attitude and determination was an inspiration to all of his teammates and our coaching staff," said Head Coach Greg Vinson. "After his playing career, he turned his attention to coaching and has prepared relentlessly for this opportunity. I am excited as Corey continues with our program, where he has served as a student assistant, volunteer assistant and now full-time assistant coach."