Tracy Smith was announced by the San Francisco 49ers as their new special teams’ assistant coach Friday, via team’s press release. In 2011, Smith was a part of the Seattle Seahawks’ staff as a coaching assistant. Quality control coaches Ejiro Evero and Michael Christianson have been promoted to offensive assistants. However, Christianson will remain the coordinator of football technology.
Smith will be welcomed by his old mentor, assistant head coach/special teams coordinator Brad Seely. Prior to Smith’s experience with the Seahawks, he served as a special teams assistant with the Cleveland Browns under Seely in 2010.
While coaching in Seattle last season, Smith, 29, worked with his father Carl, the Seahawks’ quarterbacks coach.
Smith made the jump to the NFL after coaching the tight ends at Utah State from 2006-08 and he was the offensive graduate assistant in 2005 at LSU, his alma mater. Under the direction of LSU’s offensive coordinator and quarterback coach Jimbo Fisher, Smith worked alongside the quarterbacks as well.
Smith also worked at Stephen F. Austin as the team’s video coordinator and was a restricted earnings coach working with tight ends.