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Landon Fox
Head Coach
Will Fleming
Offensive Coordinator
Brian Dougherty
Defensive Coordinator/Safeties Coach
RJ Ghilarducci
Defensive Line Coach
Pat Denecke
Offensive Line Coach
Tim Smith
Wide Receivers Coach
Will Johnson
Running Backs Coach
Spencer Duncan
Tight Ends Coach
Andrew Lutgens
Linebackers Coach
Vernell Price
Defensive Tackles Coach
Yoni Offit
Defensive Quality Control
Madison Soliday
Director of Football Operations
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Nicole Mioduski, ATC, LAT
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Tim Smith

Tim Smith

Wide Receivers Coach


Recruits: Maryland, Washington D.C., Virginia, Georgia (Atlanta), North Carolina, South Carolina 

Tim Smith was named the wide receivers coach at Valpo prior to the 2022 season. 

Smith comes to Valpo after serving as the offensive coordinator and wide receivers coach at Lincoln University in Oxford, Pa. from fall 2018 to January 2022. He previously served as the offensive coordinator at Oscar Smith High School in Chesapeake, Va. in Fall 2017, leading the team to a state championship. He was the head coach for boys varsity track & field during the Spring 2017 campaign after serving as an assistant coach the previous season. He was also part of the Oscar Smith football staff in 2015 and 2016 as the wide receivers coach.

“I am both excited and grateful to be part of the Valpo family,” Smith said. “Throughout the interview process, I could see the vision Coach Fox has for this program and the foundation that he’s laid thus far. I can’t wait to help develop this group of wide receivers, on and off the field, as I aim to instill all of the lessons, techniques and values from my past experience as a former player and NCAA coach.”

Smith’s playing career reached the professional ranks with the Edmonton Eskimos (Canadian Football League, 2016), Hamilton Tiger Cats (CFL, 2015), Cleveland Browns (training camp, NFL, 2014) and Seattle Seahawks (NFL, rookie mini-camp, 2014). He was a four-year player at the University of Virginia, where he graduated in May 2013 with a degree in sociology.

“Tim played at a high level and ranked among the all-time leading receivers at Virginia when he finished out his career,” Fox said. “He was able to get into camp with the Browns and Seahawks, and that brings instant credibility. He has a deep understanding of the wide receiver position. At his last stop, he was an offensive coordinator, so he has the ability to see the big picture of what we’re trying to accomplish on offense while also getting to focus on what he knows best, which is developing wide receivers.”

What They’re Saying About Coach Smith

Al Groh, College/NFL Analyst, Former NFL & College Coach: “Tim is a very down-to-earth person with high ambitions. He takes nothing for granted and works for everything that he gets. You can trust Tim to be prepared to give the best that he’s got every day.”

Marques Hagans, Associate Head Coach / Wide Receivers Coach, University of Virginia: “Tim is a student of the game who teaches at a high level and loves his players. He’s definitely an up-and-coming coach.”

Anthony Poindexter, Co-Defensive Coordinator, Penn State University: “Tim is a great young man. He is a very talented coach but an even better person. Any program should be excited to have him work with their student-athletes.”

Mike London, Head Coach, William & Mary: “Tim Smith was a tremendous player for us at Virginia and an even better human being. He’s one of the hardest workers I’ve been around as a player and now as a young coach. His future is bright. I’m proud to say I love Tim Smith for the man that he has become and the opportunities that lay ahead for him.”