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Ahmad Smith

  • position Analyst
  • position Analyst

Ahmad Smith

Ahmad Smith joins the staff as a defensive analyst after spending the last three seasons at Western Kentucky, including the last two as a defensive graduate assistant where he worked directly with the nickelback group.

In his first season at WKU in 2018, Smith was an offensive graduate assistant who worked primarily with the running backs.

Smith came to Western Kentucky after one season at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology where he was on the coaching staff as defensive line coach for 2017 season.

Smith spent the 2016 season as assistant coach and academic support services graduate assistant at Indiana State. Additionally, Smith coached defensive backs and was responsible for creating scouting reports for the Sycamore defensive unit. His efforts included assisting with on-campus recruiting and coordinating the scout team offense and special teams during practice.

In the academic support services role, Smith coordinated the student-athlete mentor program for all incoming and transfer student-athletes.  He monitored academic progress and met with at-risk student athletes to help their continued development in the classroom.

Previously, Smith coached outside linebackers as a student assistant coach during the 2015 season.  He also played two seasons at Indiana State as a defensive end and linebacker, earning Missouri Valley Academic Honors in 2013.

Smith owns two degrees from Indiana State, a bachelor’s in business management in 2015 and a Master’s in Coaching Education in 2017. He also holds a Master’s degree from Western Kentucky in Organizational Leadership in 2020.