Derek Smith

ASSISTANT COACH

Education:

  • Brigham Young University (2009; B.S., Finance)
  • Brighton High School (Salt Lake City, UT)

Hometown:

  • Salt Lake City, UT

Occupation:

  • Commercial Real Estate Appraiser; Colliers International

Mission:

  • Texas Houston, Spanish-Speaking (2002-04)

Coaching Experience: 

  • BYU, Assistant Forwards Coach (2018-Present)
  • BYU, Scrum Coach (2016)
  • Herriman High School, Head Coach (2014-Present)
  • Herriman High School, Forwards Coach (2011-13)

Years at BYU:

  • Coach (2016, 2018-Present)
  • Player (2004-08), Prop

Coaching Highlights:

  • Led Herriman High School to three consecutive Utah Youth Rugby Single-School State Championships (2016-18)
  • Led Herriman High School to a second place finish at High School Nationals (2018)
  • Has coached seven High School Americans and one USA U20 player as a head coach at Herriman High School

Playing Highlights:

  • Collegiate All-American (2006-08)
    • Toured Canada in 2006 & 2007
    • Played against Oxford University in Fall 2008
  • Represented the USA in the North America 4 tournament (2006, 2008)
    • USA Hawks - 2006
    • USA Falcons - 2008
  • Selected as a Pacific Coast Regional All-Star (2006-08)
  • High School National Champion with Highland Rugby Club (2001)