DAVID W. SMITH begins his second season as one of the men’s basketball assistant coaches.
For the last six seasons, Smith was an assistant at Trinity University in San Antonio.
Smith served in the United States Army for more than 23 years and retired at the major's rank. In that time period, he gained invaluable coaching experience. He was the head coach of the Men’s All-Army Basketball Team from 2009-2012, which required selecting 22 players from a pool of 250 applicants each year. During his time as the head coach, the All-Army Team had many talented players to include former D1 and D2 conference players of the year and several overseas professional players.
Smith also was a four-time head coach, two-time assistant coach and chief of mission for the Men’s All-Armed Forces (USA) Team from 2009-2012. He played a significant role in training the team to compete at a national (Olympic) level.
Smith’s teams won gold, silver and bronze medals at numerous tournaments, including the Armed Forces Basketball Championships, the World Military Games and the Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe (SHAPE) international tournament.
He received several commendations from the Army, where he served as a company commander in a combat theater of operations. Smith also was a member of the White House Communications Agency in Washington, D.C.
Smith earned a bachelor’s degree in justice administration from Hawaii Pacific University in 2004. In 2014, Smith received a master’s degree in management/logistics management from the Florida Institute of Technology.
Smith has been married for more than 20 years to Dina Smith, a retired Army major with 26 years of service. They have two children, Lonnie and Lorin.
|1||Jordan Embry||SR||F||6-7||215||Paris, Texas||Paris High School|
|2||Joseph Anderson||SR||PG||6-3||190||Houston, Texas||Yates HS/NAU/Nevada/Albany|
|3||Lennox Jones||SR||PG||6-3||200||Richmond, Texas||George Ranch High School|
|4||Estefan Trevino||JR||SG||6-0||170||San Antonio, Texas||Holmes High School|
|5||Ruben Monzon||SR||F||6-5||188||San Diego, Calif.||Goose Creek HS/Texas A&M San Antonio|
|11||Xavier Woodington||SR||G||6-3||160||Honolulu, Hawaii||Brennan High School|
|13||Tommie Law||FR||PG||6-3||180||Semmes, Ala.||Mary C. Montgomery High School|
|14||Jamal Gaines||SR||C||6-8||260||Red Oak, Texas||Universal Academy/UTRGV|
|15||Oscar Maldonado||JR||SG||6-5||195||Greeley, Colo.||Northridge HS/Lamar/NW Oklahoma|
|22||Marlon Williams||SR||G||6-2||193||Jacksonville, Fla.||United High School/UTRGV|
|23||Xavier Purnell||FR||G||6-3||195||Stafford, Va.||Brooke Point / Macduffie|
|24||Georges Darwiche||SR||PG||6-1||183||Bucharest, Romania||Gheorghe Lazar/Siena College|
|25||Jonathan Sanchez||SR||PF/C||6-7||250||McAllen, Texas||Memorial High School/Rice University|
|33||Cedric Cook||FR||PF||6-7||225||Houston, Texas||Woodlands Christian/Concordia Lutheran|
|0||Ellis Jones||JR||G||6-0||185||Houston, Texas||Langham Creek HS/Texas A&M-Kingsville|