Football Coaches
Dave Cecchini
Head Coach
Jason Miran
Offensive Coordinator/Wide Receivers Coach
Vinny Giacalone
Offensive Line Coach/Recruiting Coordinator
Ernest Moore
Defensive Coordinator/Defensive Backs Coach
Tony Rouse
Strength & Conditioning Coach/Defensive Line
Jerome Smith
Running Backs Coach
Zach Greiner
Outside Linebackers Coach
Dena Smiley
Administrative Assistant
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Jerome Smith

Jerome Smith

Running Backs Coach

Phone (219) 464-5299

Jerome Smith is in his first year on the Valparaiso University football staff as the team’s running backs coach in 2018.

Smith comes to the Crusaders after spending the last three seasons at Carleton College in Northfield, Minn., where he coached running backs, defensive backs and served as the recruiting coordinator.

Smith coached at Rhodes College in Memphis, Tenn. in 2014, mentoring the team’s defensive backs. He has also coached at Walsh University, Marian University and worked in administrative quality control for the Indiana University football program.

Smith earned his Bachelor of Science in Organizational Leadership and Supervision from Purdue University in May 2009, then garnered a Master of Science in Sport Management from Indiana University in December 2010.

Smith, who was on staff as Marian won an NAIA national championship in 2012, has coached a wide variety of position groups and has recruiting contacts in various geographical areas.