Smith played several seasons prior to college for former Kansas City Royal, Mike Macfarlane as part of the Mac ‘n’ Seitz Indians. He played baseball at the University of Kansas where he was an everyday outfielder and middle of the lineup hitter for the Jayhawks, helping KU to a third seed at the 2014 Louisville Regional.
Smith spent five years as a pitcher at the professional level, with experience in every bullpen role. He finished his professional career with the New Britain Bees, which is highly regarded as one of the best independent leagues in the United States.
Coach Smith is in his first season as a graduate assistant coach with the OU baseball program and is certified through the National Academy of Sports Medicine as a performance enhancement specialist. He helps with private instruction for pitching, hitting, and strength training in his spare time.
Graduated from Wichita State University with a B.S. in Math Education in 2014.
He played baseball in the NAIA as a catcher for Oklahoma Baptist University and Central Christian College and summer baseball with the Lindsborg Knights in the Kansas Collegiate League.
Has coached baseball for the past six years at a high school level and is now a teacher and baseball coach at Blue Valley West High School.
Travis takes pride in his coaching and looks to develop each player’s skill set while teaching them the right way to play the game. He develops great rapport with his players and works to help them increase their understanding, talent level, and confidence both on and off the field.