Brian Smith

Coaching Record

Years Coached Record Win % Playoff record Playoff win %
10 76-85-0 47.20% 4-3 57.14%


Career Summary

Brian Smith was a football coach in the National Football League (NFL) from 2007 to 2021, finishing his career as the personnel coordinator of the New England Patriots. Over his ten years of coaching his teams compiled a cumulative win/loss record of 76-85-0.

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Playing Career

University of Massachusetts

Brian Smith played college football at Massachusetts from 1997-2000. In 1998, the university won the national championship. He started three years, including the national championship season, for the Minutemen at strong safety and cornerback, eventually earning All-Atlantic 10 honors his senior season.

Coaching Career

College Coaching

University of Massachusetts

After his playing career ended, Smith began his coaching career at his alma mater. Originally hired in 2004 to coach the linebackers but moved to the wide receivers coach for the 2005 and 2006 season.

NFL Coaching

New York Jets

In 2007, Smith began his NFL coaching career for the New York Jets under head coach Eric Mangini. Hired in 2007 as the offensive quality control coach for two seasons. Under new head coach Rex Ryan, he was moved to defensive quality control coach for the 2009 season before working as a defensive intern for the 2010 season. During the first two seasons under Ryan, the Jets made back-to-back appearances in the AFC Championship game.

Smith moved back to the defensive quality control coach for the 2011 and 2012 seasons as the 8-8 and 6-10 as the Jets missed the playoffs both seasons. In 2013 he was promoted to assistant defensive backs coach. In his new role, he helped oversee the development of first round cornerback Dee Milliner who won the NFL Defensive Rookie of the Month the final month of the season. In 2014, the Jets finished 4-12, the team's worst finish since 2007.

Philadelphia Eagles

In 2015, Smith was hired by Chip Kelly as the assistant linebackers coach for the Eagles. He assisted coaching the linebackers with Bill McGovern and Zack Minter (outside and inside linebackers coaches, respectively).


Year Position Record Playoff record
2021 New England Patriots Personnel Coordinator 10-7-0 0-1
2015 Philadelphia Eagles Assistant Linebackers Coach 7-9-0 0-0
2014 New York Jets Assistant Defensive Backs Coach 4-12-0 0-0
2013 New York Jets Assistant Defensive Backs Coach 8-8-0 0-0
2012 New York Jets Defensive Quality Control Coach 6-10-0 0-0
2011 New York Jets Defensive Quality Control Coach 8-8-0 0-0
2010 New York Jets Intern-Defense 11-5-0 2-1
2009 New York Jets Defensive Quality Control Coach 9-7-0 2-1
2008 New York Jets Offensive Quality Control Coach 9-7-0 0-0
2007 New York Jets Offensive Quality Control Coach 4-12-0 0-0

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