Brooke Smart is in her third year as an assistant coach with the Golden Hurricane softball team. Her responsibilities include coaching outfielders and catchers, serving as the dugout coach, and coordinating camps.
Smart played outfield for the Golden Hurricane from 2006-09 and led TU to two Conference USA regular season and tournament championships, and to three NCAA Tournament appearances. Prior to returning to her alma mater, she spent one year as an assistant coach at Catoosa High School and a student-assistant coach at TU while finishing her degree.
During the summer of 2010, Smart played softball in Germany, competing with the Darmstadt Rockets of Bundesliga, the top German sports league.
During the fall of 2009, Smart was a student teacher at Wells Middle School in Catoosa and served as an assistant coach with the Catoosa High School varsity softball team. In the spring of 2009, she served as a student teacher at Sequoyah Elementary School in Tulsa, and helped the TU program as a student assistant coach.
Smart finished her playing career as only the fourth player in TU history to record 100 RBI and the fifth player to score 100 runs. She still ranks among the top 10 in 13 categories, including slugging percentage, on-base percentage, hits, runs, RBI, home runs, doubles, total bases, walks, and games played, starts, and at-bats. She was a First Team All-C-USA selection as a senior.
Throughout her career, Smart made big plays for the Golden Hurricane. As a freshman in 2006, she hit a three-run game-winning home run against Marshall in the C-USA Championship to send Tulsa to its first-ever NCAA Regional berth. In 2009, Smart scored the winning run against UTEP in the C-USA Championship, and hit a home run against Oklahoma in an elimination game at the NCAA Regional. She was also known to throw runners out at the plate from her position in left field.
Smart received her bachelor's degree in elementary education from Tulsa in May of 2010. She resides in Tulsa.
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