Kyle Smith
Kyle Smith

Running Backs

Alma Mater:
Purdue '05

Kyle Smith completed his first season as Stony Brook's running backs coach in 2013. Despite numerous injuries, the Seawolves still managed to rush for more than 1,500 yards. James Kenner led the way with 829 yards and five touchdowns.

Smith comes back to Long Island after one year at Catholic University, where he served as the QB coach. The Cardinals' attack led the ODAC in total offense.

Prior to Catholic, Smith served a three-year stint as a graduate assistant at his alma mater, Purdue University.

Smith was the Boilermakers' graduate assistant for tight ends, and prior to that he served as the program's quality control grad assistant. In this role, Smith worked with all phases of the game (offense, defense, special teams), in addition to aiding with film breakdown and playbook production, and assisting the academic support staff.

Prior to his time in West Lafayette, Smith was an assistant defensive backs coach at Hofstra University during the 2008 season. He has also served as the quarterbacks and defensive backs coach at Deer Park High School in New York.

Smith played his college ball at Purdue from 2001 to 2005, receiving the Verle H. Campbell Scout Team Award for offense as a walk-on scout team quarterback in 2001. In 2002, Smith was awarded a scholarship by former Boilermakers coach Joe Tiller and subsequently moved to safety.

Smith appeared in 41 career games for Purdue, making 18 starts, and totaled 111 tackles, six pass breakups and a pair of interceptions. As a junior, he was awarded the team's Leonard Wilson Award for unselfishness and dedication after starting all 12 games. Smith participated in four bowl games during his career, including the Sun Bowl (2001, 2002, 2003) and the Capital One Bowl (2004).

A native of West Babylon, N.Y., Smith earned a bachelor's degree in law and society and recently added a master's in education administration from Purdue.

Smith and his wife, Becca, live in Middle Island.


Family: Wife, Becca

Education: Bachelor's degree, law and society, Purdue University, 2005; Master's degree, education administration, Purdue University, 2012

Playing Experience: Purdue, safety, 2001-05

Coaching Experience: 7 years

Year Team Position
2006 Deer Park HS Offensive Coordinator/QBs
2008 Hofstra Defensive Backs
2009 Purdue Graduate Assistant/Offensive Quality Control
2010 Purdue Graduate Assistant/TEs
2011 Purdue Graduate Assistant/TEs
2012 Catholic Quarterbacks
2013 Stony Brook Running Backs
2014 Stony Brook Running Backs

Recruiting Areas: Connecticut; New Jersey (Bergen)