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 Aaron Smith
Aaron Smith
Position:
Wide Receivers

Experience:
7th Year Coaching

Alma Mater:
Connecticut, '06

07/10/2012

Q&A With Bobby Swigert

Junior wide receiver Bobby Swigert reflects on spring ball and this summer's workouts, and then discusses what fans can expect this season.

07/10/2012

Q&A With Bobby Swigert

Junior wide receiver Bobby Swigert reflects on spring ball and this summer's workouts, and then discusses what fans can expect this season.

AS A COACH

  • Is in his first season as wide receivers coach on Frank Spaziani's staff.
  • Came to Boston College after spending each of the last five seasons (2007-11) as wide receivers coach at Columbia University; also served as Columbia's recruiting coordinator in 2011.
  • Joined the Lions' staff in March 2007 after one year - 2006 - coaching the receivers at the United States Coast Guard Academy.
  • Coached two All-Ivy League honorees, including Austin Knowlin, Columbia's all-time leader in receptions (210) and receiving yards (2,484).
  • Under Smith's tutelage, Knowlin was a three-time All-Ivy League wide receiver and took home first-team accolades in his sophomore and senior seasons as well as second-team honors as a junior. In 2010, Columbia had two receivers amass more than 400 yards receiving. Columbia had four wideouts rack up more than 300 yards receiving during the 2009 season as the Lions finished third in the Ivy League in total offense and points per game.
  • While at Coast Guard, Smith was responsible for collaborating with the offensive coordinator to design a weekly passing game plan. He also designed and conducted individual drills for practice, and edited and reviewed game tapes serving as the video coordinator.

PERSONAL INFORMATION

  • Played football at both Maryland and Connecticut.
  • Graduated from Connecticut with a degree in political science in 2006.
  • Earned two Scholar Athlete Awards; captured the Counseling Program for Intercollegiate Athletics Scholar Athlete Award in May 2006 and earned the University of Connecticut Football John L. Toner Scholar Athlete Award in December 2005.

NOTABLE PLAYERS COACHED

  • WR Austin Knowlin, Columbia
    School record-holder for receptions and receiving yards; three-time All-Ivy League honoree

  • WR Nico Gutierrez, Columbia
    Ivy League honorable mention honoree

THE SMITH FILE

BirthdateOctober 29, 1983
Age on Sept. 128
HometownWest Point, N.Y.
High SchoolJames I. O'Neill
CollegeConnecticut (Political Science, 2006)
WifeKristin Smith

Coaching Career

2006U.S. Coast Guard Acad.WR
2007-2010ColumbiaWR
2011ColumbiaWR/Recruiting Coord.
2012Boston CollegeWR

Playing Experience

2001-02MarylandWide Receiver
2003-05ConnecticutWide receiver

Bowl Participation

2001MarylandOrange
2002MarylandPeach
2004ConnecticutMotor City

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