FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona University Athletics Department welcomed new Director of Track & Field Michael Smith at a meet-and-greet held Wednesday night in the Walkup Skydome.
Smith was met with a resounding round of applause upon being introduced, taking to the podium to express his excitement about the new coaching gig and answering questions from the crowd.
"I always said if there was one job I would leave for, one that I always wanted, it was this one," said Smith. "When you leave Flagstaff, people know about this town and this running community. That prominence will always remain that way, and the NAU track & field and cross country program is one piece of that. I'm excited to be back and continue the success of such a distinct program."
A photo gallery from tonight's event can be found here.