Toledo Head Volleyball Coach Greg Smith Resigns After 9 Seasons

  0 Braden Keith | November 15th, 2017 | College - Women's Indoor, College Coaching Changes, Division I Mid-Major, News

University of Toledo head volleyball coach Greg Smith has resigned his position, effective immediately, after 9 seasons at the helm of the Rockets’ program. Toledo finished the 2017 season with a 12-16 overall record, including 7-9 in the MAC.

“I would like to thank Mike O’Brien and (senior associate athletic director) Kelly Andrews for the opportunity to lead the women’s volleyball program at the University of Toledo for the past nine years,” said Smith. “I would also like to think the many wonderful student-athletes that I have had the pleasure to coach, as well as all the people who have supported our program. UT has been a great place to work, but now I look forward to the next chapter in my life.”

The team missed this year’s MAC Championship tournament in spite of just being 1 game under .500. In the league’s West Division, which had far more parity than the east, the 3rd-6th-place teams all had identical conference records, but Central Michigan and Eastern Michigan earned their way in via tie-breakers, leaving Toledo (and Northern Illinois) out. Toledo wound up losing 4 of its last 5 games (and 6 of its last 8) to just miss a spot in the 8-team bracket.

Overall, Smith has a 102-161 record in his 9 seasons at Toledo, including 51-92 in the MAC.

Smith’s coaching record at Toledo (2009-2017)

Year Overall MAC Finish
2009 17-12 8-7 2nd-West
2010 13-17 6-10 6th-West
2011 10-18 5-11 6th-West
2012 8-21 2-14 6th-West
2013 19-12 12-4 T-1st-West
2014 1-28 0-16 6th-West
2015 6-23 3-13 6th-West
2016 16-14 8-8 3rd-West
2017 12-16 7-9 6th-West
Overall 102-161 51-92

Toledo has never won the MAC tournament, but came closest in 2014 where they had a 12-4 conference record in the regular season, but were upset by Buffalo in the post-season. Toledo has also never advanced to the NCAA tournament.

Smith had prior head coach stops at Notre Dame and Virginia Tech before coming to Toledo.

Greg Smith Collegiate Coaching Record

  • 1994 – Assistant Coach, University of Indianapolis
  • 1995-1996 – Assistant Coach, Hofstra University
  • 1997-1999 – Assistant Coach, Ohio State
  • 2000-2005 – Head Coach, Virginia Tech
  • 2006-2008 – Head Coach, Notre Dame
  • 2009-2017 – Head Coach, Toledo


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