Brook Smith is in his 13th season as safeties coach for the Wisconsin Lutheran College football team. Smith served as WLC's head baseball coach from 2000-2008 and head coach of the women's soccer program from 1998-2004.
Since joining the Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference in 2008, Smith's defensive backs have helped WLC finish in the top four in pass defense six of nine seasons. Fifteen defensive backs have garnered all-conference recognition under Smith during that span, including 2016 Honorable Mention pick, Caleb Heinritz.
A three-sport star in football, basketball, and baseball at Northwestern College in Watertown, Smith transferred to Bradley University (Peoria, Illinois) in 1991 and played baseball for two seasons for the Braves. Drafted in the 11th round of the 1993 Major League Baseball draft by the San Francisco Giants, Smith pitched for three seasons in the Giants' minor league system before spending two seasons playing for Sonoma County, a member of the Western Baseball League.
During his college career, Smith was a two-time all-conference selection, an all-conference selection in baseball (Bradley University), and an all-conference wide receiver in football (Northwestern College).
While at the helm of WLC baseball, Smith was responsible for guiding the Warriors to their first two winning seasons (2001, 2002) in program history. In each of those seasons, the Warriors were just one win shy of reaching the NCAA Tournament. He coached a total of 30 players to various all-conference teams, including 12 first team selections. He also mentored the program's first-ever NCAA Division III batting champion and D3baseball.com Honorable Mention All-American, Chris Glasel.
As head coach of the women's soccer program, Smith was named Lake Michigan Conference Co-Coach of the Year twice – in 1999 and 2001. During his seven seasons, Smith coached 18 players who earned First Team all-conference honors.
Smith earned his bachelor's degree in history and broad field social studies from Wisconsin Lutheran in 1998. He is an enrollment & academic advisor in Wisconsin Lutheran College's College of Adult & Graduate Studies. Smith and his wife, Amy, currently live in Germantown.