Carl Smith
Carl  Smith

Assistant Coach

Alma Mater:
Pepperdine '10


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Men's Golf at Bill Cullum Invitational (10/20/2014)

Photos of the Waves in action during the first day of tournament at Wood Ranch Golf Club in Simi Valley.


Men's Golf at Southwestern Intercollegiate (9/8-9/2014)

Jeff Golden photos of the Waves in action at the Southwestern Intercollegiate at North Ranch Country Club.


Men's Golf at Jones Invitational (2/24/2013)

Jeff Golden's photos of the first and second rounds at Saticoy Country Club.


Men's Golf at Bill Cullum Invitational (10/21/2013)

Jeff Golden photos of the first and second rounds at CSUN's Bill Cullum Invitational.


Men's Golf at Cullum Invitational (10/22/2013)

Photos from the third and final round of the Cullum Invitational in Simi Valley, Calif.

Four-year Pepperdine letterwinner Carl Smith spent 3 1/2 seasons as an assistant men's golf coach before resigning in December 2014.

During his first season with the Waves, Smith helped coach Josh Anderson to medalist honors at the 2012 NCAA West Regional and to a tie for 37th place at the 2012 NCAA Championships.

After graduating in 2010, Smith was an assistant pro at Calabasas Country Club and Sunset Hills Country Club and also played professionally, making appearances on the Dakotas Tour, the Golden State Tour and various state opens.

Smith earned All-West Coast Conference honors three times between 2007 and 2010, including a spot on the first team as a senior. He was an honorable mention selection as a freshman and sophomore.

"To have a chance to come back to my alma mater is a tremendous opportunity," said Smith at his hiring. "I'd like to take the skills and knowledge that I gained here through my playing experience and hand them down to our current student-athletes. I feel I can be a good mentor. I was just here and can tell them how it's done, and how to be successful as a student-athlete."

Smith helped Pepperdine to two WCC championships (2007 and 2010). As a senior, he placed a career-best second as an individual. He was also the Waves' top scorer at the 2008 conference tournament, when he tied for seventh place.

Over his five seasons (he redshirted in 2005-06), Smith played in 44 tournaments and averaged 74.94 strokes over 129 rounds. As a freshman in 2007, he was Pepperdine's top scorer at the NCAA West Regional, where he posted a career-best score of a 9-under 207. At the time it was the fourth-best 54-hole score in Pepperdine postseason history.

A native of Laguna Beach, Calif., Smith attended Santa Margarita High School in Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif. He graduated from Pepperdine in 2010 with a degree in organizational communications.

Final Student-Athlete Biography

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CAREER: Spent five years in Pepperdine's program and was a three-time All-WCC honoree ... Averaged 74.94 strokes through 129 rounds and 44 tournaments.

PEPPERDINE 2009-10: Finished his senior year by making the All-WCC first team for the first time ... Had a 73.42 stroke average in 36 rounds and 12 tournaments ... Recorded a double-eagle during the third round of the WCC Championships to help Pepperdine secure the team title ... Had a career-best second-place finish at the WCC Championships with a 2-over 218 (72-73-73) ... Had a total of four top 20 results and seven sub-par rounds ... Had a 4-under 68 in the final round of The Prestige at PGA West and a 4-under 67 in the first round of the Fresno Lexus Classic ... Finished with a final three-round score of 2-over four times ... Tied for 43rd place at the NCAA South Central Regional ... Earned WCC Commissioner's Honor Roll "bronze" honors.

PEPPERDINE 2008-09: Posted a 76.03 stroke average as a junior, appearing in 30 rounds and 10 tournaments ... Shot a 5-under 65 in the third round of Stanford U.S. Intercollegiate ... Best finish was a tie for 37th place on three occasions ... One of them was at the NCAA South Central Regional (75-82-77=234) ... Best tournament score was a 3-over 213 at the Stanford U.S. Intercollegiate (77-71-65), where he tied for 40th ... Earned WCC Commissioner's Honor Roll "bronze" honors.

PEPPERDINE 2007-08: Earned All-WCC honorable mention notice for the second straight year as a sophomore ... Averaged 75.84 strokes in 32 rounds ... Played in 10 of 12 varsity tournaments and 11 overall ... Had three top 20 finishes and one top 10 result ... Tied for third at the Husky Invitational with an even-par 144 (72-72), best on the team ... Was Pepperdine's top finisher at the WCC Championships, tying for seventh (74-74-74=222) ... Tied for 79th at the NCAA West Regional (75-76-78=229).

PEPPERDINE 2006-07: Named an All-WCC honorable mention pick as a redshirt freshman ... Appeared in 11 tournaments and 31 rounds for the Waves and registered a 74.71 stroke average ... Tallied five top 20 finishes ... Shot a season-low 6-under 66 during the first round of the NCAA West Regional, which tied for the team low round of the season ... Recorded a 54-hole total of a 9-under 207 (66-72-69) at the NCAA West Regional, which led all Waves players during the 2006-07 season and was good for a tie for 23rd place ... Best tournament finishes of the season were a pair of 13th-place showings at the WCC Championships and at the Club Glove Intercollegiate Tournament ... Tied for second with a 1-under 71 in the one-round dual vs. Georgia State ... Posted three rounds in the 60s.

PEPPERDINE 2005-06: Redshirted his true freshman season.

JUNIOR/AMATEUR GOLF: In 2009, took seventh at the Oceanside City Amateur and competed in match play at the Pacific Northwest Amateur ... Competed in the 2007 U.S. Amateur Tournament ... Recorded rounds of 71-68-72-75 at the 2007 Eastern Amateur Tournament ... Placed 10th at the 2004 AJGA Buick Junior Championship ... Tied for 11th at the Memorial Amateur in 2006 ... Finished third at the 2006 AJGA Justin Leonard Team Play Championships and the Aliso Viejo Amateur.

HIGH SCHOOL: A 2005 graduate of Santa Margarita High School in Laguna Beach, Calif. ... A four-year letterwinner who was named team MVP twice ... Helped team to the 2004 Serra League championship and was named second team all-county ... An all-county first team selection in 2005.

PERSONAL: Born in New York, N.Y. ... Son of Harrison and Ana Smith ... Has one sister, Gianelle ... Majoring in organizational communications with a minor in Spanish ... Chose Pepperdine because "I feel it has the best balance of athletics and academics."

FAVORITES: Hobbies include listening to music ... Favorite professional golfer is Ben Hogan ... Favorite golf course is Augusta National ... Favorite movie is Superbad ... Favorite TV show is South Park ... Favorite musical artist is Underoath ... Favorite sport other than golf is basketball ... Favorite thing about golf is that "it demands that you be strong mentally and physically."

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