Director of Basketball Operations
Ryne Smith joins Miami as its new Director of Basketball Operations for the 2017-18 season. He spent the past three seasons teaching and coaching high school boys' basketball. He was the head coach of Clinton Prairie High School from 2013-15 and spent the past season coaching Anderson High School in Anderson, Indiana. He taught U.S. History at both schools.
"Ryne comes from a basketball family, his dad was a high school coach," said Miami head coach Jack Owens. "He played four years at Purdue and worked himself into a really good player. I know he's going to come here and do the same thing. He will work hard behind the scenes to help make our program championship level."
Smith was a four-year letterwinner for Purdue from 2008-12. Seeing increased playing time each season, as a senior he appeared in 35 games, making 32 starts. He made 89 three-point field goals, which ranked third on the Boilermakers' single-season chart. After completing his eligibility. Smith spent the 2012-13 season as a student-assistant coach under Painter and Owens, helping put together game plans and scouting reports.
"I am extremely excited and thankful to now be a part of Miami University," said Smith. "Certainly grateful to Coach Owens for giving me this tremendous opportunity to join his staff. I know that he has and will set the bar high for this program. I am looking forward to working with and learning from the rest of the coaching staff. We will do the best job possible to send this program in the right direction, and continue the excellent tradition of RedHawk basketball."