University of Southern California

Student-Athlete Academic Services

Lubbock Smith, III

Lubbock Smith III joined the SAAS staff in July 2017 as an Academic Counselor. He coordinates all academic support for Women’s Basketball, Men’s Tennis, and Women’s Tennis. He also serves as a member of the Personal Development committee and is an instructor for the PHED 165 Freshmen Seminar course for Football.

Lubbock came to USC from the University of Kansas (KU) where he was a Graduate Assistant Academic Advisor for Football. While at KU, Lubbock assisted student-athlete support services for football, helped coordinate academic support and advised walk-on defensive players and some specialty players. While at KU, he also served on various committees such as Future Leaders at KU, KU Athletics Staff Development, and KU Athletics Diversity & Inclusion. He is also a co-founder of the R.I.S.E. Program at KU Athletics, a program that cultivates a safe environment for minority student-athletes that nurtures personal, academic, and social growth while encompassing the fundamental values of Kansas Athletics.

Prior to his role at KU as a Graduate Assistant Academic Advisor for Football, he served several positions throughout the KU Athletics department: tickets and sales, fundraising/development, marketing, and student-athlete development. At KU, he was also a KU Football Summer Career Development coordinator and was heavily involved with helping student-athletes holistically develop through student-athlete development programming.

Born and raised in Dallas (Oak Cliff), Texas, Lubbock was a four-year letter winner at the University of Kansas in Football. He earned his bachelor’s degree in Sociology in 2012 and his master’s degree in Higher Education Administration in 2017, both from the University of Kansas.

Contact Information:
Office: (213) 821-2057