Casey Smith is originally from the Marrietta, Georgia-area where he attended McEachern High School. Following high school, Casey had an extremely successful college baseball career at Erskine College.
While at Erskine, during his junior year in 2005, Casey was named NCAA DII Player of the Year as well as CVAC South Atlantic Region Player of the Year. That season, Casey hit .448 with 18 HR, 28 2b, and 83 RBI. That summer, Casey was drafted in the 9th round of the MLB draft by the San Diego Padres. He spent 2 1/2 years in the Padres organization and 2 more years playing in the Frontier League with a few other organizations. Following his professional playing career, he returned to Erskine and completed his degree in Sports Management.
Coach Smith has been training baseball players of all ages for over 10 years at his facility in Georgia. Most notably, Coach Smith is the personal hitting coach for 2016 National League Batting Champion, D.J. LeMahieu. We were excited to welcome Coach Smith to our staff in 2016 when he relocated to the Metro Detroit-area.