Athletics Coaching Staff
Brad Smith
University of Nebraska Athletics
Coach Info:
Position: University of Nebraska Athletics
Other Position: Assistant Director of Sports Analytics - Analysis
Hometown: Wichita, Kan.
High School: Maize
Other College: Cowley CC/Pittsburg St.
Alma Mater: Pittsburg State
Graduating Year: 2006
Major: Mathematics

After working with the Nebraska baseball team for five years, Brad Smith was named Assistant Director of Sports Analytics - Analysis in August of 2016. 

While with the baseball team, Smith served as a graduate manager for four years before working as the team's volunteer coach in 2016. Smith coached first base and assisted with coaching Nebraska’s infielders. As a graduate manager, Smith assisted Ted Silva with Nebraska’s pitching staff.

Smith joined the Husker staff prior to the 2012 season as a graduate manager after playing one season of collegiate baseball at Cowley County Community College and three at Pittsburg State University. Smith was a 2003 NJCAA Academic All-American at Cowley CC and then earned CoSIDA Academic All-America honors at Pittsburg State in 2006.

Smith excelled on the diamond as well for the Gorillas where he was a three-time MIAA all-league performer, once in the outfield and twice at third base. He led Division II in doubles in 2006, while posting a .383 career batting average and left Pittsburg State as the program’s career leader in doubles and ranked third in hits.

Smith earned his bachelor’s degree in mathematics with an emphasis in actuarial science from Pittsburg State in 2006 and then completed a master’s degree in mathematics in 2010. In addition, Smith became an associate of the Society of Actuaries in 2009, and earned his master’s degree in statistics from Nebraska in 2012. He is currently pursuing his doctorate in the Quantitative, Qualitative and Psychometric Methods Program in the Department of Educational Psychology at Nebraska.