Smith comes to the Blue Jays after an impressive four-year career at the University of Memphis. Smith pitched for the Tigers for all four seasons, making 67 career appearances and 21 career starts. In 193.1 innings, Smith struck out 173 batters while walking just 56. In his senior campaign he served as the leader of the Tiger pitching staff, starting 15 games and throwing 82 innings. Smith attended Northwest Rankin High School in Brandon, Mississippi where he was a two-time All-State selection, posting a career record of 22-1 with a 1.27 ERA. Hunter has spent his summer serving as the pitching coach for the Fulton Railroaders in the Ohio Valley Collegiate League. This season, Smith will serve as the Blue Jay pitching coach while assisting in recruiting operations.