Jonathan Smith is entering his second season as the quarterbacks coach for the Boise State football team.
In 2012, his first season with the program, Smith coached first-year starting quarterback Joe Southwick to the fifth-highest single-season completion percentage in school history (.669).
Southwick continued to improve throughout the season - over his last four games, he threw nine touchdowns, no interceptions and registered a quarterback rating of 162.21. The mark would have ranked eighth-nationally were it extrapolated over an entire season.
Prior to joining the Broncos, Smith had spent two seasons (2010-11) as the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at Montana, where he helped lead the Grizzlies to the Football Championship Division Semifinals in 2011.
Montana ranked 16th-nationally in scoring offense in each of his two seasons at Montana, scoring 33.86 points per game in 2011 and 31.73 points per game in 2010. The Griz ranked sixth-nationally in sacks allowed in 2010 (0.71), and also ranked 21st in total offense (420.36). Montana ranked 17th in rushing offense in 2011 (210.86) and 28th in passing offense in 2010 (233.55).
He joined Montana after spending the previous six seasons coaching quarterbacks at Idaho. In his final season with the Vandals, Idaho finished ninth-nationally in total offense (451.38), 12th in passing offense (286.69) and 20th in scoring (32.69). Additionally, quarterback Nathan Enderle finished the season ranked fifth-nationally in passing efficiency (157.28).
Smith also served as a graduate assistant at Oregon State - his alma mater - from April 2002 through December 2003.
Smith played collegiate football for the Beavers from 1997-2001, walking on before starting for four-consecutive seasons at quarterback. He was 24-14 as a starter for Oregon State and served as team captain both his junior and senior seasons.
In 2001 he led Oregon State to an 11-1 record en route to the Pacific-10 Conference Championship, and was named offensive most valuable player in the Beavers' 41-9 victory over Notre Dame in the 2001 Tostitos Fiesta Bowl. He set career records for Oregon State in passing yardage (9,680), total offense (9,209) and touchdown passes (55), and also completed his career ranked third all-time in the Pac-10 in passing yards and total offense.
Smith set school single-season marks in 2001 for passing yards (3,053), total offense (2,957) and touchdowns (20), and also set the Beavers' single-game record for passing yards against Washington in 1998 (469).
He earned his bachelor's degree in liberal studies at Oregon State in 2001. Smith and his wife Candice (Huddle) have two children, son Robert and daughter Bella.