OGDEN, Utah, Dec. 6 -- Weber State University issued the following news release:
John L. Smith is coming home. Weber State University Athletics announced the hiring of Smith as the new head football coach Tuesday. Smith is a veteran coach who returns to his alma mater where he played football for the Wildcats.
Smith, 63, brings 40 years of coaching experience to Weber State, including 18 years as a head coach at four different schools. As a head coach he has posted a 132-86 overall record and produced six conference champions. Twelve of his 18 teams participated in postseason play. Smith is one of 19 coaches in collegiate football history to take three different schools to a bowl game.
"I am thrilled to come back to Weber State and I am grateful for this tremendous opportunity to coach the Wildcats," Smith said. "There are so many strong things in place at Weber State; I just look forward to adding to them and building on the success of the Wildcat football program."