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Saturday, July 27th, 2024

at the Lubbock Memorial Civic Center

6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
For table sponsorship info: Call David Thetford – 806-777-0677
or send an email request to: [email protected]

Mike Smith

Class of 2014

Mike Smith | 1997 - 2000 | Coronado High School | Football, Baseball

Mike Smith was a two-sport athlete in both baseball and football at Coronado High School from 1997-2000. He was the first person to be named All-State in two sports at Coronado. He was a two-time All-District Player, and in 1999 was named Defensive Player of the Year in the district. In addition to district honors, he also made the All-State Football team in 1999.

He played varsity baseball from 1998-2000, and was named District 3-5A player of the year in both 1999 and 2000. THSBCA named him an All-State player in 1999 and 2000 as well. In 1999, Smith set a Coronado record for most runs scored (47) and most hits (56), a record that stood until 2011. He was the MVP for the Texas Team in the Senior Sunbelt Classic in 2000. He remains in the top 10 for career batting average at Coronado (.459).

He received a football scholarship to Texas Tech University and played from 2000-2004. After his first season at Texas Tech, he was named to the All Big-12 Freshman Team. He was named All Big-12 after his sophomore season. His junior year, he served as a team captain and was the Texas Tech linebacker of the year. His senior year, he was named Team MVP, retained captainship and was named the Texas Tech Linebacker of the Year again. In addition, he received the E.J. Holub Award, and was named All Big 12 for third time in his career. He finished his collegiate career with 8th in all time tackles, and 2nd in all time career starts for the Red Raiders.

The Baltimore Ravens drafted him in the seventh round, 248 overall. He played four years with the Ravens, and after his career in the NFL he went to become the linebacker coach at the University of Hawaii. He was on the defensive staff for the New York Jets for the 2011-2012 seasons. Currently, he serves as the co-defensive coordinator and linebackers coach for Texas Tech.
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