Previously played for Southern Sydney from 1975 to 1979 and is most beneficial referred to as the coach of teams just like the Illawarra Steelers and Parramatta Eels. He performed in the brand new South Wales Rugby Soccer Group premiership. He became the longest-serving trainer for the Parramatta Eels before he resigned as trainer in 2006. His kid, Rohan Smith, also became a rugby trainer. He and Nathan Merrit both performed rugby for South Sydney.