Northern New York Newspapers
NNY Business
NNY Living
Sun., Oct. 4
Serving the communities of Jefferson, St. Lawrence and Lewis counties, New York
In print daily. Online always.
Related Stories

College football: Smith named running backs coach at SU


SYRACUSE — DeAndre Smith has been hired as running backs coach at Syracuse University by new head coach Scott Shafer, the school announced on Monday.

“DeAndre Smith is a dynamic recruiter who has experience covering all parts of the nation to bring in some of the best student-athletes.” Shafer said.

Smith joins the Orange’s coaching staff after serving as running backs coach at the University of New Mexico last season — a post he also held at the University of Illinois in 2010 and 2011.

Smith’s connection with Shafer and Syracuse offensive coordinator George McDonald began at Northern Illinois, where Smith was running backs coach from 2001 through 2004. Smith, a St. Louis native, also worked on the staff at Miami of Ohio from 2005-07, serving as running game coordinator and running backs coach before being promoted to associate head coach in his final season.

A graduate of Missouri State, Smith was a standout quarterback for the Bears, including earning All-America honors, and led his team to two consecutive Gateway Conference Championships (1989-90). Smith went on to play professionally for the Calgary Stampeders of the Canadian Football League (1992) and in France (1993).

Commenting rules:
  1. Stick to the topic of the article/letter/editorial.
  2. When responding to issues raised by other commenters, do not engage in personal attacks or name-calling.
  3. Comments that include profanity/obscenities or are libelous in nature will be removed without warning.
Violators' commenting privileges may be revoked indefinitely. By commenting you agree to our full Terms of Use.
Syracuse Football Tickets Giveaway
Connect with Us
WDT News FeedsWDT on FacebookWDT on TwitterWDT on InstagramWDT for iOS: iPad, iPhone, and iPod touchWDT for Android
Showcase of Homes
Showcase of Homes