New role for Smith at Troy

Published 3:31 am Friday, January 16, 2015

Jamaal Smith has been a man of many trades for Troy University.

After serving as a graduate assistant, video coordinator and, most recently, director of football operations, Smith has been named the Trojans’ new director of player development, head coach Neal Brown announced Wednesday.

“Jamaal has meant a great deal to this football program over the years,” Brown said. “He has a great relationship with our players, which is evident every time you see him interact with them, and with the many different departments across campus that help our program. Jamaal has gained great experience working in the different aspects of this football program, which makes him a valuable piece of our staff.”

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Smith, who is in his ninth year with Troy, also has experience on the field with the Trojans. The Atlanta, Ga., native played wide receiver at Troy from 2001-2004 before returning to the university in 2007 as a graduate assistant working with wide receivers and running backs.

“I’ve worked with Coach Brown before and I’m excited to be part of his vision for this football program,” Smith said. “Troy is a very special place for me and I’m looking forward to working with our student-athletes to help them perform at the highest level.”