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Rob Smith, Recruiting Specialist at NCSA

Rob Smith, Recruiting Specialist

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(312) 610-6138

I am excited to bring 35 years of coaching experience to NCSA, with the last 27 years spent serving as Head Football Coach at the NCAA Division II level, first at Western Washington University (1989-2005), and more recently at Humboldt State University (2008-2017). 

Upon retiring from Humboldt State following the 2017 season and choosing to step away from my career as an on-field coach, I began a search for a role where I could now utilize my experiences and knowledge gained and give back to a career that has given me so much.  I believe that I have found the perfect opportunity to do just that with NCSA.  The college decision-making process for any high school student-athlete is in many cases the most important single decision that that young man or young woman has had to make up to that point in their lives.  And so much of what will impact and affect their future will come out of this one decision.  As I often told my own players, they will spend the rest of their lives looking back at this time in their lives.  We all do.

As a high school student-athlete myself, I was blessed to be recruited by multiple Division I universities, ultimately choosing to attend the University of Washington where I played football for four years, participating in the 1978 Rose Bowl and graduating with a degree in History and earning my Teaching Certificate.  More recently, I have experienced the recruiting process as a parent, as my daughter attended a Division III university competing in Track & Field and my son is currently attending and playing football at an NAIA program.  Bottom line is I think I have it covered having played at the Division I level and coached and recruited at the Division II level, and with a daughter and son who have competed at Division III and NAIA levels respectively.  Recruiting is a very competitive business, and I look forward to using my extensive experience to help families gain that competitive advantage needed as they navigate their way through the recruiting process.