Casey Smithson is in his third year as the recruiting coordinator for the WVU football program after serving as the recruiting and operations graduate assistant from 2011-14.
In his role, Smithson serves in an administrative capacity, assisting the Director of Player Personnel in the recruitment of prospective football student-athletes.
His duties include coordinating in-person official and unofficial recruiting visits, maintenance of scholarship offers, overseeing the recruiting database and commitment lists, updating coaching staff on issues with recruiting and communicating eligibility/admission status with the coaching staff and the prospective student-athletes.
He assists with recruiting travel arrangements and maintaining the recruiting books for the coaching staff and the program’s recruiting calendar, establishing the data and video library and analyzing and researching trends and target areas for recruiting.
He is a liaison with the University admissions office and serves as the primary contact with the athletic compliance office regarding all prospects, official and unofficial visits, admission requests and clearances.
Smithson also assists with the planning and operation of the annual camps and coaches’ clinics and builds relationships and maintains communication with the high school and junior college coaches to advance the program’s recruiting efforts.
He oversees the program’s walk-on program for prospective student-athletes, including educating prospective student-athletes on eligibility requirements, admission standards and team expectations. Smithson has worked with the Mountaineer football program since 2007, when he assisted the coaching staff as a recruiting intern and also as a student recruiting assistant.
He earned his bachelor’s degree in business administration at West Virginia in 2011 and his master’s degree in sport management in 2014.