Glenn Smith is in his second season as Assistant Coach with the ULM track & field program and works primarily with jumps, javelin and multi-events. In his first indoor season, he already coached three medalists at the Sun Belt Conference Championships as Isaac Grieder won the heptathlon, Lebrun Nelson earned a silver medal in the triple jump and Jemal Parharm Jr. finished third in the long jump. In the outdoor season, Jemal Parharm qualified for the NCAA outdoor championships earning All-American Honorable Mention honors. HE coached 3 medalists in the SBC Championships including champion Adriunna Brown in long jump, Corey Wesley silver in triple jump and Jemal Parharm silver medalist in long jump. Coached 5 NCAA regional qualifiers in the horizontal jumps in 2016.
Smith came to ULM after spending two seasons as Assistant Coach at Iowa State where he was in charge of sprints and hurdles. He coached nine regional qualifiers, including Ese Okoro who was an All-American in the 400m hurdles and a member of England’s Commonwealth Games team.
He also assisted Kendra White to All-American Second-Team honors and the school record in the 400m, as well as Derek Jones who finished top-20 in the world among juniors in the 400m hurdles and was a USATF Junior qualifier in 2014.
From 2011-13, Smith was an Olympic development coach for the Canadian National Team. He assisted in the coaching of the top heptathletes in the country, including 2012 Olympic finalist Jessica Zelinka. Smith also worked as the Canadian National Team jumps coach for the 2012 NACAC under 23 Championships, and was the 2013 IPC World Track & Field Championships team coach.
Prior to his time with the Canadian National team, Smith held Assistant Coach stints at Central Michigan (two seasons), Tulane (three seasons) and Neosho County (one season).
As an athlete, Smith was a sprinter on the Canadian National team and was the 1999 Canadian Champion in the 200m. He went on to finish 13th in the 200m at the 1999 IAAF World Track & Field Championships. He was honored as the Athletics Canada Fred Tees Award winner, awarded to the top athlete enrolled at a Canadian University. Smith represented Canada six times in the 100m, 200m, 4x100m and 4x400m relay.
Smith earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology from the University of Calgary, and his Master’s Degree in Sports Science and Nutrition from the University of Texas at Austin. He is married to the former LaShawn Wright of Mesquite, Texas and lives in West Monroe, La.
Smith is a certified coach USATF Level 2 Jumps and Throws.