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American Football Database
Jonathan Smith
Current position
TitleHead coach
TeamOregon State
Biographical details
Born (1979-01-18) January 18, 1979 (age 42)
Pasadena, California
Playing career
Head coaching record

Jonathan Charles Smith (born January 18, 1979) is an American college football coach who is currently the head coach at Oregon State University.[1] He was previously the co-offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach for the Washington Huskies.[2] 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 (20042009) 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.

Early years

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 Mike Riley.

Smith was a four-year starter for the Beavers at quarterback from 1998 through 2001. As a redshirt junior in 2000 under Dennis Erickson, he led the Beavers to their greatest season in school history. The Beavers finished 11–1–a school record for wins, won a share of their first conference title in 36 years, and finished fourth in the country. Smith was the MVP of the Fiesta Bowl.[3]

Head coaching record


Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Oregon State Beavers (Pac-12 Conference) (2018–present)
2018 Oregon State 2–10 1–8 6th (North)
2019 Oregon State 0–1 0–0 (North)
Oregon State: 2–11 1–8
Total: 2–11
Indicates BCS bowl, Bowl Alliance or Bowl Coalition game.


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