Phone: 443-518-4990, ext. 6817
Coach Mike Smelkinson enters his 2nd season at Howard Community College after taking over a 6-19
team and doubling their win total to finish his 1st season (2011 - 2012) with a 13-14 overall record and a
berth into the regional tournament.
Prior to his arrival at HCC, Coach Smelkinson served two years as an assistant coach at St. Mary’s
College of MD. During his time at St. Mary’s he helped lead them to consecutive CAC championships
and a combined record of 47-9. His next stop was at Marriotts Ridge High School in which he accepted
the head coaching job and took over a winless program, and directed them to 8 wins in 2010-2011.
Coach Mike Smelkinson is a graduate of St. Mary’s College of Maryland and transfer student from
California University of Pennsylvania (Cal U). While studying at Cal U, Smelkinson helped lead the
Vulcans to consecutive winning seasons. In 2008, as team captain and point guard with St. Mary’s,
Smelkinson led the Seahawks to the Division III “Sweet 16” and first national ranking in school history.
Smelkinson graduated from Long Reach High School in Howard County, where he led the team to an
overall 64-14 record, consecutive county championships, and was named the “Howard County Player of
the Year” in 2004.
Smelkinson currently resides in Baltimore and teaches special education at Marriotts Ridge High School.