Corey Smith joined the University of Memphis staff as an Associate Director of Athletic Performance for Olympic Sports in September, 2013, and after a year at the university transitioned to working with the Tiger Football program.
In his first season at Memphis, Smith designed, developed and implemented strength and conditioning programs for the university's softball, volleyball and men's tennis teams. He also assisted with football and baseball during his first year.
In his current role, Smith's focus is more football-centric.
In 2014, Smith was part of the unprecedented success for the program. Memphis posted a 10-3 record, equaling the school record for victories set in 1938. Memphis claimed the American Athletic Conference title and the team's seven-game winning streak culminated win a Miami Beach Bowl title.
Smith joined the University of Memphis staff from Illinois State University where he served as a graduate assistant strength and conditioning coach. At Illinois State, Smith was responsible for the strength and conditioning programs for the Redbirds' cross country and men's golf programs. He also assisted with implementing and administering strength and conditioning programs for football, track anf field, men's tennis and swimming and diving.
As a senior at Illinois State, Smith was a volunteer student assistant with the athletic department's strength and conditioning program and worked with the football, men's basketball, volleyball, baseball and softball teams.
He completed a football strength and conditioning internship at the University of Iowa during the summer of 2012.
Smith earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Science from Illinois State in 2012. He has gone on to do post-graduate work at both Illinois State and the University of Memphis.
Smith is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the National Strength and Conditioning Association.