As a Big 12 and NCAA post-season umpire for over 30 years, I can honestly say that Coach Smith is one of the most professional coaches I have ever worked for. He has respect for the game and officials and controls himself, his coaches, and players to show the same respect. He is a teacher of the game and all of his players are respectful of the effort necessary to succeed and conduct themselves in a manner that represents themselves and the university in the most professional manner possible.
— David Wiley, Ph.D, Professor at Texas State University and NCAA College World Series Umpire '00, '05, '08