FORTH WORTH, Tx. (WTWO/WAWV) — Brian Smiley has been named the Head Baseball Coach at Miami University.
Smiley spent the past 14 seasons in the dugout at Indiana State, the first eight as an assistant coach before being promoted to associate head coach in 2017. He also has served as the team’s recruiting coordinator since 2009.
“I’d like to thank Director of Athletics David Sayler and Darrell Hallberg for this incredible opportunity,” said Smiley. “My family and I were immediately drawn to the family-like atmosphere at Miami, and we are excited to begin our chapter with Miami baseball to build upon the program’s history of excellence. I look forward to serving our student-athletes and pursuing championships with them for years to come. Go RedHawks!”
Smiley has helped guide the Sycamores to five NCAA postseason berths during his time in Terre Haute, including a trip to the Super Regionals in 2023, the first in program history. ISU posted a 45-16 overall record and went 24-3 in Missouri Valley play, capturing the regular-season title by a six-game margin this year. The Sycamores went on to win the MVC Tournament Championship as well and hosted an NCAA Regional in 2023. ISU was 442-292 during Smiley’s time, never recording a losing season and posting nearly 50 victories over Power-5 programs.