The Wilson College athletic department is pleased to name Miles Smith Jr. as the first head coach of its men’s basketball program. Starting in the 2014-15 academic year, the new program will begin competition in the NCAA Division III and the North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC), and will be the second sport offered for Wilson’s male student-athletes. Coach Smith will have a full year to recruit in preparation for intercollegiate competition.
Prior to taking the helm at Wilson, Smith spent one year at The College of New Jersey. As an assistant coach, he was responsible for player development, scouting, game day preparation and management, and recruiting of potential athletes for the Lions. Smith also spent three seasons as an assistant basketball coach at Mercer County Community College, where he was involved in all aspects of the program, including player development and recruitment, and providing academic support for student-athletes. In 2010, he helped coach the Vikings to the Region 19 Championship and an appearance in the NJACC National Tournament.
Coach Smith is a 2009 graduate of Johnson State College, earning a Bachelor’s degree in Anthropology/ Sociology. Prior to Johnson State, Smith also attended Mercer County Community College where he graduated with an associated degree in Liberal Arts in 2005. Smith was a four year starter throughout his collegiate career, and was named team captain and President of the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) during his senior year at Johnson State.
Smith has also accepted a position in Wilson’s admissions department, and will serve as a fulltime admissions recruiter for the College.