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TC160: Eddie Smith, Lower Columbia College

Here’s a young coach to keep on your radar. For such a young guy, he’s very poised and extremely professional. Add to that, he’s made a career decision that is taking him down a path that many in the highest ranks of college baseball won’t find “normal.” Eddie Smith has decided to take a detour off of his NCAA D1 route in order to prepare for a return to this route in the future.

Coach Smith at the present time is adding to his resume at Lower Columbia College, the farthest we’ve ever pushed into the Northwest with an active college coach. He’s back to his roots where he played his high school and JUCO ball, before heading off to Notre Dame to play for former guest Paul Mainieri. He started his coaching career very briefly at Notre Dame before heading to Virginia and the staff of another former guest, Brian O’Connor (not to mention two other former guests on the UVA staff). Then it was back to Notre Dame, working for yet another former guest, Mik Aoki, before heading back across country to take the head spot at Lower Columbia.

In this episode we talk about Coach Smith’s other responsibilities at the school, the investment in facilities made by the school, the unique configuration that is the Northwest Athletic Conference, and a dad that coached for 40 years.

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photo credit: Lower Columbia Athletics

Intro Music: Matt’s Blues, Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)

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