L.C. Smith has coached at various levels of organized baseball.
L.C. Smith has coached at various levels of organized baseball. Currently he is an Associate Scout for the Boston Red Sox Major League Baseball Club. Coach Smith has recently been lucky enough to start taking players to China and all over the US to enhance their overall baseball knowledge and experiences. In China LC Smith led the Team Avenue Aces to a 4-2 finish and Runner up at the 22nd Annual Beijing International Boys Baseball Championships and also a 5-1 finish at the Battle of Omaha 19u tournament during the NCAA College World Series.
He was the 1st President of the North Florida Baseball Academy and Florida Mustangs 15u-18u Baseball program. Over those 3 years he led them to numerous tournament championships. As well as coaching the 16u Mustangs (that finished ranked #3 by Perfect Game in 2009)to a runner-up finish at the WWBA National Championship at East Cobb out of 186 teams, he also coached the 14u Mustangs (finished ranked #44 in the nation) to the Grand Slam World Series Title in 2009.
He was an assistant at Starkville Academy in Starkville, Mississippi, and was later named Head Coach of both Varsity Baseball and Varsity Softball
The Volunteers won the North State Championship in baseball and softball.
He was an assistant coach at Meridian Community College where they won the State Championship, Regional Championship and District Championship advancing to the NJCAA World Series.
In the summer of 2004 Coach Smith served as an assistant for the Thunder Bay Border Cats of the North Woods League (collegiate amateur wooden bat) in Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada. Coach Smith also served 2 seasons as an assistant at William Carey University in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, where he was a part of the team that won a GCAC Championship. He also served as an assistant at Okaloosa-Walton College
Coach Smith has also organized and instructed at numerous camps, clinics, showcases and tournaments across the country including LSU, MSU, Alabama, Ole Miss, FSU, Tulane, Tennessee, Memphis, Meridian Community College, University of Southern Mississippi, William Carey University, Lipscomb University, Northwest Florida State, Chipola, Valdosta State, University of West Florida, Pensacola State, Tallahassee Community College, Tusculum College, TPX/Demarini Top 96.
Coach Smith has had over 75 players sign College Scholarships and has coached 15 players that were taken in the MLB Draft since 2004.
Former Players College Commitments:
Taylor Fought, 2013, Choctaw High School, Jeff Davis Community College
Dustin Berrong, 2013, Choctaw High School, Univ. Of Southern Miss.
Bryan Baker, 2013, Choctaw High School, Univ. Of North Florida, Pittsburgh Pirates 40th round 2013
Nick Junger, 2013, Niceville High School, Pensacola State College
Skyler Feckner, 2013, Choctaw High School, Saint Leo University
Taylor Tootie Wood, 2013, Blountstown High School, Chipola Community College
Roman Donofro, 2013, Crestview High School, Jeff Davis Community College
Cody Kilpatrick, 2013, Fort Walton Beach High School, Northwest Florida State College
Rex Rutledge, 2012, South Walton High School, Springhill College
Trey Marshall, 2012, Fort Walton Beach High School, Springhill College
Mitch Peterson, 2011, South Walton High School, Jefferson Davis Comm. College
Trent Higginbothem, 2011, Pace High School, Tallahassee Comm. College
Brandon Mayhann, 2011, Wewa High School, L.B. Wallace Community College
Kyle McDorman, 2011, Niceville HS, Northwest FL State College
Logan Hill, 2011, Washington HS, Jeff Davis Community College
Alex Jones, 2011, West FL Tech HS, Jeff Davis Community College
Devante Taylor, 2011, Navarre HS, Alcorn State Univ.
Cameron McNabb, 2011, Choctawhatchee HS, Saint Petersburg Comm. College
Brandon Tyler, 2011, Pace HS, West Florida Univ.
JD Little, 2011, Fort Walton Beach HS, William Carey University
Sam Bass, 2011, Fort Walton Beach HS, L.B. Wallace- Andalusia
Cody Alling, 2011, Catholic HS, Florida State Univ.
Gabe Gunter, 2012, Crestview HS, Belhaven University
Addison Russell, 2012, Pace HS, Auburn Univ.,11th overall pick Oakland A's
Michael Coehlo,2010, Niceville HS, William Carey University
Nick Miller,2010, Catholic HS, Gulf Coast Comm. College; University of North Florida
Austin Farrell,2010, Catholic HS, Pensacola State College
Michael Wells, 2010, Niceville HS, Gulf Coast Comm. College
Adam Grindheim, 2010, Appleton HS, Sacramento City Community College
James Martin, 2009, Contra Costa College
Aaron Fitzpatrick, 2009, Fresno Pacific University
Kameron Miller, 2012, Crestview High School, East Tennessee State Univ.
Brendan Leach, 2012, Walton High School, Gulf Coast State College
Patrick Ervin, 2012, Pace High School, University of North Florida
Miguel Paulino, 2012, Choctaw HS, Univ. of West Fl.,27th RD Detroit Tigers
Angus Anderson, 2012, Walton High School, Jeff Davis Comm. College
Ian Hok, 2012, Fort Walton Beach High School, NWF State College
Tino Benjamin, 2011, Washington High School, Pensacola State College
Devin Dukes, 2011, Pensacola Catholic High School, Alcorn State University
Associate of Arts, Meridian Community College
Bachelor of Arts, Political Science, Mississippi State University
Master of Science, Sport Administration, University of Southern Mississippi
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