Ricky Smith

  • Assistant/Hitting Coach
  • College: LSU
  • Hometown: Baton Rouge


Ricky Smith joined the Rougaroo as an assistant coach under Wes Theriot in 2022. Smith will serve as Baton Rouge’s hitting coach among his other duties on staff.

Most recently, he joined Theriot’s coaching staff at The Dunham School for the 2022 season. Before that, Smith was a member of the Nicholls State University baseball coaching staff, joining in September 2020 as Player Development/Operations Coordinator.

Prior to Nicholls, Smith served as the Bullpen Coach/Student Manager at Louisiana State University, assisting the Tiger baseball program to both an SEC regular season and tournament championship along with back-to-back NCAA Tournament appearances, including a 2017 College World Series runner-up finish.

A native of Baton Rouge, Smith attended Bethany Christian High School and graduated from Louisiana State University in 2017 with a Bachelor of Liberal Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies.