Coach L.C. Smith
L.C. Smith has coached at various levels of organized baseball. L.C. is the Director of Golf at Maui Nui Golf Club in Kihei, Hawaii. Before moving to Maui, Hawaii he was the Head Baseball Coach at Choctawhatchee High School in Fort Walton Beach, FL and the General Manager/Owner of the Emerald Coast Sports Academy, LLC. in Santa Rosa Beach, Florida that was an indoor hitting facility fully equipped with weight room, batting cages and pitching tunnels. The ECSA hosted several regional baseball tournaments and also High School showcases and baseball tournaments on college campus'. Coach Smith has recently been lucky enough to start taking players to China, Dominican Republic and all over the US to enhance their overall baseball knowledge and experiences. In China LC Smith led the Team Avenue Aces to a 4-2 finish and Runner up at the 22nd Annual Beijing International Boys Baseball Championships and also a 5-1 finish at the Battle of Omaha 19u tournament during the NCAA College World Series.
In 2008 was the 1st President of the North Florida Baseball Academy and Florida Mustangs 15u-18u Baseball program. Over those 3 years he led them to numerous tournament championships. As well as coaching the 16u Mustangs (that finished ranked #3 by Perfect Game in 2009) to a runner-up finish at the WWBA National Championship at East Cobb out of 186 teams, he also coached the 14u Mustangs (finished ranked #44 in the nation) to the Grand Slam World Series Title in 2009.
In 2001 he was an assistant at Starkville Academy in Starkville, Mississippi, and was later named Head Coach of both Varsity Baseball and Varsity Softball in 2002. The Volunteers won the North State Championship in baseball and softball.
In 2003-2004 he was an assistant coach at Meridian Community College where they won the State Championship, Regional Championship and District Championship advancing to the NJCAA World Series.
In the summer of 2004 Coach Smith served as an assistant for the Thunder Bay Border Cats of the North Woods League (collegiate amateur wooden bat) in Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada. Coach Smith also served 2 seasons as an assistant at William Carey University in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, where he was a part of the team that won a GCAC Championship. He also served as an assistant at Okaloosa-Walton College in 2007-2008.
Coach Smith has also organized and instructed at numerous camps, clinics, showcases and tournaments across the country including LSU, MSU, Alabama, Ole Miss, FSU, Tulane, Tennessee, Memphis, Meridian Community College, University of Southern Mississippi, William Carey University, Lipscomb University, Northwest Florida State, Chipola, Valdosta State, University of West Florida, Pensacola State, Tallahassee Community College, Tusculum College, University of Central Florida, University of South Florida and TPX/Demarini Top 96.
Coach Smith has had over 100 players sign College Scholarships and has coached 25 players that were taken in the MLB Draft since 2004.