Entering his 12th season at Marist, head coach Tim Smith has taken the Red Foxes to the highest level of success during his time with the team. His teams have won six Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) Championships, and received six NCAA Tournament bids. In the past nine years, the men's teams have compiled a record setting 67-4 mark in the MAAC, with their only losses coming at the hands of the Jaspers.
In Smith's 11 years at the helm of the Red Foxes, he has compiled a 192-63 record. He has coached the men's team at Marist to 184 wins, while earning eight as head coach of the women's tennis team at Marist. The team continues to play one of the most competitive tournament schedules in the east, having played the Army, Brown, Cornell, Dartmouth, Harvard, Penn State, Columbia USTA Open, ECAC and Intercollegiate Tennis Association's (ITA) Tournaments. Dual matches have included matches against Texas, Baylor, Alabama, LSU, Harvard, Brown and Ole Miss. His teams and players are regularly recognized by the ITA for their academic excellence and have won every tennis award offered by the MAAC.
Prior to coaching at Marist, Smith registered an 80-4 record over four years at Dutchess Community College and one year at SUNY Oswego for a combined career record of 272-67, a winning percentage of .802. While at Dutchess, he coached three nationally ranked teams, two of which finished in the top 10 and three junior college All-Americans. Over the past 25 years he has guided numerous students to receive state and national rankings.
In addition, Smith is an ETA-USTA National Team Coach, an ETA Junior Davis Cup Coach and a USPTA Level I teaching professional. Smith was named the USPTA Coach of the Year for the Eastern Section in both 1993 and 1995. Additionally, he was the recipient of the Presidential Sports Award for Tennis. His peers selected him as the MAAC Coach of the Year in 2003. In 2008, he was inducted into the Dutchess County Sports Museum Hall of Fame for his contributions to tennis and the community.
Smith graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Education from SUNY Geneseo, where he lettered in tennis and was captain of the team. He received his Masters of Science from SUNY Albany in Student Personnel in Higher Education and his Certificate of Advanced Study (CAS) in administration from SUNY New Paltz.
A native of Lockport, N.Y. Smith presently resides in Hyde Park, N.Y. with his wife Ann. They have two children, Shannon and Tim Jr. Shannon resides in Enfield, Conn. and Tim lives in Chapel Hill, N.C.