Jackie Smith enters her sixth season as the director of basketball operations for the Red Storm. Smith serves as the team travel coordinator, while also managing camps and clinics, marketing strategies, scheduling and assisting with official recruiting visits.
Smith also leads the team's community service efforts throughout the season, and in 2002-03, the women's basketball team received the St. John's University Community Service Award.
Smith was the recipient of the 2005 University Founder's Week Recognition Award, given to members of the University Community whose service to St. John's exemplifies the spirit of the Vincentian Mission.
In 2002, Smith made the move to the BIG EAST after serving as an assistant coach under Kim Barnes Arico for two seasons at Adelphi University. While at Adelphi, Smith assisted with the recruiting process, organized tape exchange, developed preseason and postseason individual workouts and aided with daily practice and game strategies.
Smith spent two seasons playing at Nassau Community College, where she was named to the Junior College All-America Second Team In 1996. After completion of her associate's degree from Nassau, she continued her career at LIU Southampton College, where she was a standout for the Lady Colonials.
A native of Freeport, N.Y., Smith earned a Master of Arts in physical education from Adelphi in 2002.