Texas Longhorns head coach Shaka Smart completed his coaching staff for the 2020-21 season on Monday as the school announced the additions of Director of Program Development Nevada Smith and Coordinator of Video and Operations Cody San Miguel.
Smith comes to Austin after five seasons as a head coach in the NBA’s G-League, spending the last three season with the Sioux Falls Skyforce and the previous two seasons with the Rio Grande Valley Vipers. During his stints with the Miami Heat affiliate and the Houston Rockets affiliate, he coached 14 players who were called up to the NBA, including Robert Covington, Clint Capela, and Duncan Robinson, as well as two of Smart’s former VCU players, Troy Daniels and Briante Weber.
Prior to becoming a G-League head coach, Smith pent 11 seasons as a head coach or assistant in the NCAA, with stops at Keystone College, Ithaca College, Allegheny College, and SUNY-Canton. Smith started his coaching career as a graduate assistant at St. Lawrence University in Canton in 2002.
During Smith’s career as a four-year starter at Division III Bethany College, he scored over 1,200 points and still ranks No. 13 among Division III players with 313 made three-pointers. As a junior in 2000-01, he led the nation in made three-point field goals. Smith also served as a three-year captain on the golf team.
San Miguel served as the video coordinator at the Air Force Academy last season after a year as an assistant at Talladega College and three seasons as a graduate assistant at Texas State. Prior to joining Danny Kaspar’s staff, San Miguel was the head coach at Hill Country Christian School in San Marcos.
A Texas State graduate, San Miguel served in the US Marine Corps from 2007-11.