Smith comes to Stanford from D-II power Incarnate Word.
Mike Graczyk will begin his first season as a full-time assistant coach with Stanford. Graczyk spent part of 2010 at Stanford as a volunteer assistant coach, before taking full-time job at Harvard as an assistant for the 2010 season.
"We are thrilled to have Mike rejoin us," said Simon. "He was a tremendous asset for us a year ago as a volunteer assistant and gained even more experience last year at Harvard. He will be a big for us, training goalkeepers, recruiting at the national level and being involved in the complete program."
Graczyk originally hails from Albuquerque, N.M., and attended the University of New Mexico where he led the Lobos to the 2005 Final 4 as its star goalkeeper. He was drafted in the fifth round by the Colorado Rapids of MLS and played professionally for both the Rapids and later the San Jose Earthquakes.
His coaching experience began in February of 2010 with Stanford as the volunteer assistant coach. After a shot time on The Farm, Graczyk was hired for a full-time position with Harvard. He worked with the 2010 Harvard team that was nationally ranked at times during the season, but finished with a 5-7-5 record.
"I am honored to be given the chance to come to a fine institution like Stanford," said Graczyk. "I am thankful for the opportunity that Bret presented me with and am excited to get going. I really enjoyed working with the team last year and am ready to get back to it."
Graczyk will remain with the Harvard team through its charity game with the Haitian national team on April 10 and then fly to the West Coast to begin with Stanford on April 11. The Cardinal start its spring season on April 14 with a match with the San Jose Earthquakes.
Graczyk will join a young Stanford team, coming off an 8-10 season. He will work especially with the young and talented group of Cardinal goalkeepers that includes Jason Dodson, Galen Perkins, Drew Hutchins and Preston Langholz.