Missouri Western hires assistant

Missouri Western State University Director of Athletics, Kurt McGuffin has announced Roger Smith as assistant women’s basketball coach. Smith was an assistant at Oklahoma City for one season under current Western coach Rob Edmisson.

Smith served as Oklahoma City’s video coordinator, managed a large part of scouting and assisted in daily practices. During his one season at OCU the Stars went 35-1 winning the 2011-2012 NAIA National Championship.

Previously, Smith spent a season as assistant coach for the OCU men’s basketball program in 2009-2010. The Stars went 17-10, finished third place in the Sooner Athletic Conference and advanced to the NAIA Division I Tournament.

Smith has experience coaching in the Oklahoma City area on the high-school level, winning a state championship while on the staff at Putnam City High School. Roger served as the head coach at Casady School (2008-2009) and Little Axe High School (2005-2006). While on the staff at John Marshall High School (2007-2008) the team made it to the state semifinals and was on the staff at Okarche High School, which made the state tournament in 2010-2011.

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