Jimmy Smith was named the University of Delaware's new director of multimedia for athletics in June, 2011 and was promoted to the position of assistant athletics director for multimedia services in December, 2013.
Smith oversees all day-to-day digital, new, and multimedia efforts for the University of Delaware Athletics Department, including UD social network outlets such as Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.
He also produces, edit, and distribute new video content including weekly athletics segments, and exclusive interviews, recaps, features, promotions, and highlights for the website www.bluehens.com. Smith also serves as the Athletics liaison to the UD University Communications office for all multimedia matters.
He produces the weekly UD online football show, Under the Lights, and previously produced Blue Hens Beat, a bi-weekly web news and feature show. He also produces numerous webstreams of live sporting events for various UD athletics teams each year.Smith earned his degree in journalism with a specialization in sports administration and sports marketing with honors from Ohio University in 2008 and his master’s degree in business administration with a specialization in sports administration and sports marketing from Delta (Miss.) State.
A native of Sagamore Hills, Ohio, Smith spent two years at NCAA Division II Delta State University in Cleveland, Miss. where he served as director of new media & multimedia and sports information graduate assistant.
He handled play-by-play and color commentary for Delta State football, basketball, baseball radio broadcasts, hosted a weekly magazine-style television show “Statesman Insider”, coordinated the use of social networking websites, created marketing campaigns using digital media, and edited video, audio, and images for use on the Delta State athletics website Gostatesmen.com.
He also served as sports information media contact for nationally-ranked swimming and baseball programs and edited the 2010 Delta State Baseball Media Guide and the 2009-10 Swimming Media Guide that were both named Best in the Nation Division II by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).
While at Ohio University, Smith served as sports director at WXTQ and WATH radio stations in Athens, Ohio, directing daily sports coverage and programming, providing play-by-play and color commentary for Athens area high school events, and hosting a nightly talk show.
He also served as director of broadcasting and media relations for the Ohio University ice hockey club during the 2008-09 season and provided play-by-play and color commentary for all home and road games as well as conducting pre-game and post-game interviews.
He also had the opportunity to broadcast the 2009 American Collegiate Hockey Association Division I National Championship Tournament.
Smith resides in New Castle with his wife, Shana O'Malley. The couple welcomed their first child, daughter Lyla, on Mar. 30, 2016.