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A native of Green Forest, AR, Smith spent three years in the US Army before beginning his playing career at North Arkansas Community College in Harrison, AR, before transferring to the University of the Ozarks in Clarksville, AR. Upon graduation at the University of the Ozarks, Coach Smith spent two years as the assistant at Ozarks. During that time, he was the pitching coach and recruiting coordinator.
In 2001, Smith took the assistant coach position at Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College, a Division I Juco in Miami, OK. While at NEO, Smith was assigned roles of pitching coach, recruiting coordinator, strength and conditioning coach. From 2002-2005, NEO had outstanding success, while increasing their win total every year in that span, including back-to-back 40 win seasons (a school first), a Top 10 National Ranking finish, a Top 10 Staff ERA, and a trip to the JUCO World Series. Recruiting classes during that four year span produced 25 Division I signees and nine players selected in the Major League Draft.
Smith, in 2006, accepted the Hitting Coach job at Crowder College, in Neosho, MO. In 2006, The Roughriders saw increases, from the previous year, in team batting average (+25 points), Home Runs (+19), and runs scored per inning.
Prior to accepting the head coach position at Southwestern Community College, Coach Smith also assisted with scouting and recruiting at Missouri Southern State University.
Coach Smith earned his bachelor’s degree in physical education from the University of the Ozarks, and a master’s degree in education from American Intercontinental University. Smith also works in the admissions department at SWCC, and lives in Creston with his wife Christina and daughter Sasha.
Westphal, from Martensdale, completed a bachelor's degree in physical education from Buena Vista. For the next 33 years, he taught physical education and coached high school baseball for Lenox Community Schools. For a portion of those years, Westphal was the head girls and boys golf coach and head football coach, as well as the school's athletic director.
During his 33 years of experience as head baseball coach, he led his teams in more than 800 games and earned a record of 638 wins and 215 losses. Westphal has coached his teams to 13 conference championships, 16 sub-state finals, nine state tournaments, including the 2006 Class 1A State Championship. More recently, as a volunteer head coach, he led the Martensdale St. Mary's High School baseball team to the 2010 1A State Championship, finishing a perfect season at 43-0.
Westphal has received numerous awards including being named the National High School Athletic Coaches Association (NHSACA) National Baseball Coach of the Year (2010), three-time Iowa High School Baseball Coaches Association (IHSBCA) Coach of the Year (1989, 2005, 2006), three-time IHSBCA All Star Coach of the Year (1984, 1989, 1997), Iowa Sports Connection Coach of the Year (2009), and was inducted into the IHSBCA Hall of Fame in 2004. He has also coached many of his players to individual awards including 19 IHSBCA All-Star Players, 20 IHSBCA First-Team All-State players, and the 2006 Bob Feller Award for pitcher of the year.
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