Oregon State (GA)
| Oregon State|
| January 18, 1979 (age 36)
Pasadena, California (1979-01-18) |
Boise State Broncos football (Quarterbacks coach)
Oregon State University
Jonathan Smith (American football coach) Wikipedia
Jonathan Charles Smith (born January 18, 1979) is an American college football coach, the co-offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach for the Washington Huskies of the Pac-12 Conference. He arrived in Seattle in 2014 as part of the staff of new head coach Chris Petersen. As a player, he was a four-year starter at quarterback at Oregon State in Corvallis.
Smith was previously the quarterbacks coach for two seasons at Boise State, also under Petersen, and the offensive coordinator for two seasons at Montana. He was the quarterbacks coach for six seasons (2004–2009) at Idaho under three head coaches: Nick Holt, Dennis Erickson, and Robb Akey. Prior to his tenure with the Vandals in Moscow, Smith was a graduate assistant at his alma mater in 2002 and 2003 under Erickson and Mike Riley.
Born in Pasadena, California, Smith graduated from Glendora High School in east Los Angeles County in 1997. He went north to play college football at Oregon State, and was originally a walk-on under head coach Riley.
Smith was a four-year starter for the Beavers at quarterback from 1998 through 2001. As a redshirt junior in 2000 under Erickson, he led #4 OSU to an 11–1 record and was the MVP of the Fiesta Bowl.