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Smith Named Assistant Baseball Coach

FROSTBURG, MD — Frostburg State University recently announced the hiring of Jimmy Smith as an assistant coach for the Bobcat baseball team.

Smith comes to Frostburg after completing his first coaching assignment at King College, an NAIA school in Bristol, Tenn.

Smith helped the Tornado to a 25-27 overall finish and runner-up showing in the Appalachian Athletic Conference Tournament.

Smith was in charge of recruiting and served as the infield coach for the Tornado. He was instumental in starting the King College Hitting Challenge and the King College Slamboree Fall Classic tournament.

Smith began his career at St. Catharine (Ken.) Junior College before transferring to King for his final three seasons.

He led the team in hitting in 2000 and topped the conference in runs scored in 2001.

He began working towards his master's in sport management at King last year.

"I'm very pleased to hve Jimmy joining our staff," said Bobcat head coach Chris McKnight. "Like everyone in our program, he shares the same passion and work ethic for the game of baseball, and his experience with recruiting will be a major plus for us."

Smith's duties at FSU will include coaching the infielders, serving as first-base coach and coordinating the team's conditioning programs.

Smith is currently coaching the Danbury Westerners in the prestigious New England Collegiate Baseball League this summer. He will join the Bobcat staff in late August.

Frostburg State is coming off one its best seasons in school history in 2003, finishing 31-12-1 overall and 9-3 in the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference.

The Bobcats, who were ranked as high as 29th in the nation, advanced to the AMCC Championship game for the third time in the last four years.

For further information on this release, contact:

Office of Sports Information
Frostburg State University
101 Braddock Road
Frostburg, MD  21532-2303

Telephone: 301-687-4371
Fax: 301-687-4780