Report: Giants adding Holy Cross OC Chris Smith to coaching staff
The New York Giants lost Tony Sparano Jr. to the Indianapolis Colts last week, leaving them a staff member short as the new league year approaches.
However, the Giants wasted little time filling that role and are expected to hire Holy Cross offensive coordinator Chris Smith as their new assistant offensive line coach.
The New York Giants are expected to hire Holy Cross offensive coordinator Chris Smith as an assistant offensive line coach, sources tell @on3sports.
Helped Holy Cross finish 12-1 last season and rank eighth in the FCS in scoring offense.https://t.co/DlIXY67ten
— Matt Zenitz (@mzenitz) March 5, 2023
Smith, who has been with the Crusaders for the past six years, just finished his fifth as their offensive coordinator. Prior to that, he served as their offensive line coach, run game coordinator, and recruiting coordinator.
During his time at Holy Cross, Smith helped develop several offensive linemen who went on to receive All-Patriot League honors. Among them are James Murray, Brett Boddy, Brian Foley, and Nick Olsofka.
Smith was part of a staff that has led the Crusaders to three consecutive Patriot League championships. They also earned an NCAA football championship subdivision berth in 2019, which was the first for the program in 10 years.
In addition to his time with Holy Cross, Smith, who played center for the school prior to graduation, also had stints with New Haven, Northern Colorado, and Buffalo.
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