Smith joined the Notre Dame sports medicine department as an assistant athletic trainer in August 2011, overseeing the Irish men's soccer team and women's tennis team. He has also worked with the Irish women's lacrosse team.
Prior to his arrival at Notre Dame, Smith was an assistant athletic trainer at Eastern Michigan University. He was responsible for men's basketball, as well as women's volleyball and women's crew.
A native of Negaunee, Michigan, Smith graduated in 2007 from Northern Michigan with a bachelor's degree in athletic training and worked with the football and hockey programs. He spent multiple summers covering summer camps at Notre Dame as an undergraduate student. Smith earned a master's degree in 2009 in health care administration from Grand Valley State University. He was a graduate assistant and worked with both the football and baseball programs.
Smith is a member of the National Athletic Trainers Association as well as Indiana Athletic Trainers Association.
Smith has a son, Wyatt.