Miami officially hires former Hurricanes DB Roland Smith to key role in athletic department
Miami announced the hiring of Hurricanes legend Roland Smith to a key role in its athletic department on Tuesday afternoon.
Smith, who helped lead the Canes to 2 National Championships, will now serve as Miami’s Director of High School Relations.
Here’s the official announcement:
"The opportunity to come back home to the place where I went to school… I couldn't turn it down." –Roland Smith pic.twitter.com/C6BCAGeU7C
— Canes Football (@CanesFootball) June 7, 2022
Smith was previously the head coach of Miami Central High School. Smith led that program to a 96-18 record during his tenure. Amongst his honors, he was named national coach of the year by High School Football America in 2014.
“It was the right time,” Smith said in the video above. “I had been working in Dade County Public Schools system for over 28 years … and when coach (Mario) Cristobal got the chance to become the head coach here at the University of Miami, he gave me the opportunity to come back home.
“I couldn’t turn it down.”
As a player, Smith recorded 8 interceptions across 22 games in 1989 and 1990.
Smith is not the first Miami alum to be hired by the program this offseason. The Canes have also hired Alonzo Highsmith to be their General Manager of Football operations.