Kevin Smith is in his first season at Old Dominion as special teams coordinator and outside linebackers coach.
He comes to Norfolk after spending three seasons at Penn State as a defensive graduate assistant. Smith coached the defensive line for two years and the linebackers for one. This year, Smith assisted with the defensive line and helped Penn State rank in the top 15 in FBS in sacks (10th) and tackles for loss (14th), along with a No. 24 ranking in total defense. Penn State also finished 8th in scoring defense while giving up just 16.0 points per game. This was the third consecutive year that Penn State held their opponents under 18 points per game.