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Report: South Dakota to hire Nebraska assistant Craig Smith


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Nebraska head coach Tim Miles’ coaching tree got bigger on Sunday, as South Dakota has hired Nebraska assistant coach Craig Smith.

The news was first reported by Jeff Goodman of

Smith has been on Miles staff for seven years, having worked five seasons at Colorado State before making the jump with Miles to Nebraska. He was also a graduate assistant for Miles at Mayville State (NAIA) and was the director of basketball operations under Miles at North Dakota State.

Prior to arriving at Colorado State, Smith was named NAIA National Coach of the Year at Mayville State.

South Dakota went 12-18 this past season, opting not to retain Joey James, who was the interim coach for one season after Dave Boots and the program parted ways.