Bianca Smith

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Bianca Smith

Biographical Information[edit]

Bianca Smith attended Dartmouth College from 2009-2012 and played on the women's varsity softball team in 2011-2012 while earning her degree in Sociology. At the same time, she played on the college's club baseball team and worked as a manager with the varsity baseball team. After graduation, she continued her education at Case Western Reserve University where she earned her MBA and a law degree with a focus upon sports management and sports law. She chose Case Western in part because the baseball coach was willing to hire her to work with the baseball team.

From July 2013 through May 2017 she served as the team's first Director of Baseball Operations. According to head coach Matt Englander "She did a lot of things, and coaching was part of it, but she would do everything from handle relationships with parents and alumni to organizing events, helping us with our travel plans, throwing soft toss, hitting ground balls, hitting fungos -- pretty much everything."

After leaving Case Western, Smith worked at a number of baseball jobs. She spent part of 2017 as a baseball operations intern with the Texas Rangers and also completed MLB's scout school to gain greater knowledge about evaluating players. In the fall of 2018 she was the volunteer assistant coach for the University of Dallas. Smith began 2019 as a baseball operations intern with the Cincinnati Reds before being hired as an assistant coach and hitting coordinator for the Carroll University Pioneers. She stayed in the latter role through 2020.

In 2021 she made history by becoming the first black female coach with a major league organization. She spent the year as a coach with the FCL Red Sox team and returned in the same role in 2022. After the latter season she coached the Scottsdale Scorpions of the Arizona Fall League.

She has stated that her goal is to eventually manage a major league team.

Further Reading[edit]

  • Ian Browne: "Red Sox hire Smith, first Black female coach",, January 4, 2021. [1]
  • Ian Browne: "Smith just getting started. Her goal? Manager: 'Addicted to the sport': New Sox coach brings unrivaled dedication",, January 7, 2021. [2]
  • Ian Browne: "Red Sox Minor League coach Bianca Smith's goal? To manage in Majors",, March 11, 2022. [3]

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