Jacksonville Jaguars head coach Jack Del Rio today named Carl Smith as offensive coordinator. Smith, 56, spent last season as the University of Southern California's quarterbacks coach tutoring Heisman trophy quarterback Matt Leinart. He has been an offensive coordinator for 11 seasons in his career, which includes 12 years coaching at the collegiate level, three in the USFL, and 17 seasons in the NFL.
Smith's professional coaching career began as an assistant coach under Jim Mora with the Philadelphia/Baltimore Stars of the United States Football League from 1983-85. In the NFL Smith has coached for the New Orleans Saints (1986-96), the New England Patriots (1997-99) and the Cleveland Browns (2001-03).
"Carl Smith has a wealth of experience as an offensive coach and a coordinator and he is a great addition to our staff," Del Rio said.
Smith graduated with a bachelor's degree in physical education in 1971 and received his master's degree from Cal Poly-San Luis Obispo in physical education in 1972. He lettered in football as a defensive back from 1969-70 after transferring from Bakersfield College. He and his wife Dianne, have three sons: Tracy, Tyler and Nicholas.