Ryan Smith is entering his second stint as an assistant coach for the Penn State Behrend baseball team.He has a record setting history as both a player and assistant coach with the program.
Smith started his collegiate career with two season at Ohio Valley University, before finishing his career with the Lions in 1998-99 where he was a terrific two-way player as a pitcher and hitter/fielder.
As a player, he helped the Lions set a school record for wins in his junior and again in his senior year where they advanced to the ECAC tournament for the first time in 1999. Smith helped the win back to back ECAC titles, were they posted 35-8 & 33-10 records. He also helped coach the team to their first AMCC Championship in 2003.
Smith graduated from Behrend with a bachelor’s of science in management in 2000. He then returned in 2002-2003 as a graduate assistant where he received a MBA in 2003. In addition to coaching at Behrend, Smith spent four years as the head baseball coach at Mercyhurst North East.
Smith now works as a wealth advisor for Mosaic Wealth Consulting and Lincoln Financial Advisors and is the founder of the non-profit organization Grady’s Decision.