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Brian Smith
Assistant Defensive Backs

◊ Brian Smith enters his eighth season with the Jets and second as assistant defensive backs coach.

◊ Smith originally joined the Jets in 2007 as a Quality Control/Offense Coach after seven seasons with the University of Massachusetts, where he was an assistant coach for three years.

◊ He coached the wide receivers his last two seasons at UMass after working with the linebackers in 2004.


◊ Smith was a three-year starter for the Minutemen as a strong safety and cornerback from 1997-2000, totaling 214 career solo tackles, 306 total tackles, 23 tackles for loss, 23 pass breakups and eight interceptions...Team captain and All-Atlantic 10, All-New England and All-ECAC as a senior.

◊ Three-time Academic All-Atlantic 10 and Academic All-District selection, while being named to the Division I-AA Athletic Directors Academic All-Star team twice..Smith was a starter on 1998 team which won the national championship.


◊ A native of Wilmington, DE, Smith graduated cum laude from UMass in 2001 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting

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