Smalley is entering his 22nd season at the helm of the Rio Grande women's basketball program and carries a career record of 424-253 (.626) into the 2013-14 season. He has guided the women's team to five NAIA National Tournament appearances--four at the NAIA Division I level ('94, '97, '99, & '00) and one at the NAIA Division II level (2008).
Smalley's team claimed one Great Lakes Region crown and back-to-back American Mideast Conference tournament titles in 1999 and 2000.
Since 1992, Smalley's teams have won an average of 21 games per season, including a school-record 27 wins twice. During his tenure at the school, Rio Grande also claimed a pair of Mid-Ohio Conference (MOC) championships in 1993 and 1994.
A 1982 graduate of Rio Grande, Smalley completed his graduate studies at Bowling Green State University, where he also served as an assistant coach on the women's basketball staff, before moving to Morehead State University, also in an assistant's role. He began his coaching career at Warren High School in Vincent, OH as varsity girls' head coach.
A native of Peebles, Ohio, Smalley resides in Rio Grande with his wife, Margaret, and daughter, Evans.