OGDEN, Utah (AP) - Weber State has hired former Louisville and
Michigan State coach John L. Smith as its new football coach.
School officials confirm Smith will be introduced at a news
The 63-year-old Smith is a former Wildcat player who has had
stints as a head coach at Idaho, Utah State, Louisville and
Michigan State. He has been special teams coach at Arkansas since
He replaces Ron McBride, who announced his retirement in
November after seven seasons in charge at Weber State.
Smith has a career record of 132-86 as a head coach.
He played linebacker and quarterback at Weber State from
1968-1970 and started his coaching career there in 1971 as a
Weber State, an FCS school, finished 5-6 this season but won its
final two games.