Before his current role, Smith was an intern in the ticket office in 2011-12 and served as the Michigan State Director of Softball Operations during the 2010-11 season.
Smith also worked in the equipment room as a student and was a MSU basketball student manager from 2007-10. During that span, the Spartans won two Big Ten Championships and competed in the Final Four twice. Before that, he was a student manager for the MSU women's basketball team.
Smith graduated from Michigan State with a bachelor's degree in kinesiology, specializing in sport administration and is currently working towards a master's degree.