Whitney Smith will now serve as UMBC Athletics' assistant director for marketing and promotions.
Smith joined the recreation and physical education staff as the coordinator of club sports in September 2012. She spent the previous two summers as an intern with UMBC Athletics, serving as an activities coordinator of the summer day camp. Smith helped plan daily programs and trained counselors for physical education activities.
Prior to her time with the Retrievers, Smith served as a graduate assistant coach for the Ithaca College women’s basketball team. Her responsibilities for the Empire 8 champions included film breakdown and individual training sessions.
Smith graduated in 2011 from the College at Brockport with a bachelor’s degree in sports management and earned a New York state certification in physical education. In 2012, Smith graduated from Ithaca College with a Master’s of Science degree in sports management.
While at Brockport, Smith was a member of the women's basketball team, where she was a two-time Second Team All-Conference player and a 1,000-point scorer. During that time she also gained experience, interning at the University of Rochester in the spring of 2010, assisting in event management and day-to-day operations at Goergen Athletic Facility, and completed a stint at the Eastside Family YMCA of Rochester.