November 12, 2003


Ray Smith Named Rhode Island College
Assistant Menís & Womenís
Indoor and Outdoor Track & Field Coach


Providence, RIóRhode Island College has named Ray Smith as an assistant menís and womenís indoor and outdoor track and field coach. Smith will assist head coach Kevin Jackson with all phases of RICís menís and womenís indoor and outdoor track and field programs including recruiting, scouting, administering practices and meet coaching.


Since 2000, Smith has served as a volunteer assistant coach with the Providence Cobras, a non-profit, inner city, youth track club.


He graduated from Wheaton College in 2002 where he was a four-year Merit-Based Scholar and a three-year Community Scholar. On the track at Wheaton, he was the NCAA Div. III long jump champion in 2001. Smith was a two-time NCAA Div. III All-American in the long jump as a sophomore and junior. He earned All-New England and All-ECAC honors in the long jump, triple jump, as well as the 4 x 100 and 4 x 400, in each of his four years at Wheaton.


He was the teamís captain his senior year and was a NCAA Div. III qualifier five times in outdoor events and once in an indoor event. Smith is also a certified USATF Track and Field Official.


Smith is currently taking graduate classes in public administration at the University of Rhode Island. He resides in East Providence, Rhode Island.