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Donald C. Smith

Donald C. Smith


  • Retired from the University in December, 1995 after a 40-year career as both a coach and an administrator
  • Coached the golf team for 27 seasons with 14 consecutive appearances in the NCAA Division III National Championships and a ranking in the Top 20 every year from 1982-1995
  • Finished in the top 10 at nationals five times from 1989-1995
  • NCAA Division III District II Coach of the Year three times
  • University Athletic Association Coach of the Year six times
  • In 1993, he received the Gordin Citation for longtime contributions to intercollegiate golf
  • Retired as the Associate Director of Men's Athletics at the University in 1991
  • Graduated from the University of Massachusetts in 1952 where he lettered in football and baseball
  • Earned an M.S. in Physical Education from Springfield College in 1955
  • Joined Rochester's football staff in 1955
  • From 1963-68, he had a 26-21 record as Rochester's head football coach
  • Coached baseball from 1960-64 (37-17 record) and assisted with basketball from 1955-60