Clarksville, Ark.-Scott Smith has been named the head men's and women's tennis coach at the University of the Ozarks, announced by athletics director Dave De Hart.
Smith will begin his new position in mid-May and will continue to serve in his role as assistant men’s and women’s coach until then. Smith has served as the assistant men’s and women’s coach at Ozarks the past two seasons. A native of Columbus, Ohio, Smith was the assistant men’s and women’s coach at University of Texas-Tyler during the 2004 season. He was the coordinator of the Tyler Junior College Apache Tennis Camp in 2004 and 2005. He worked as a club professional developing players in the Houston, Texas area at Raveneaux Country Club and The Woodlands Resort and Country Club. “I’m really looking forward to this,” said Smith. “This is a good fit for me and I’m thankful for the opportunity. We have a good group of kids and the University provides a good environment. I want to sell the education here. The quality of the instructors here is great. I want my players to have a chance to compete in tennis and be more than just a student. I want my players to be true student-athletes.” “We are excited to promote Coach Smith to the head position,” said De Hart. “His familiarity with our University as well as the men’s and women’s teams allows continuity and little disruption within the program. Coach Smith has demonstrated outstanding on court knowledge and exceptional leadership with our campus community.” Smith attended Tyler Junior College in Tyler, Texas, where graduated with honors from the tennis tech program. He is a USPTA certified professional.