Bob began his coaching career in the 1940’s at Morse Place where he coached the Monarchs to junior championships in 1944 and 1946. After moving to Elmwood, Bob took over organizing teams and coaches for the entire Elmwood area. He often coached more than one team, including the Giants in the Mandak League, and mentored all of the coaches. He coached Elmwood to a Little League Championship in 1953, and the same year he coached the Mid-Canada Representative team at the Little League Championship in Roseland, Illinois, USA. He won provincial championships with the Giants in bantam (1952), midget (1952-1954), juvenile (1955) and junior (1958, 1959 & 1961). He became a coaching legend in Elmwood and was inducted into the Manitoba Sport Hall of Fame in 1998 and the Manitoba Baseball Hall of Fame as part of the 1957-1961 Elmwood Junior teams. He is the father of former Giants coach Don Smith and grandfather of former Goldeyes player Donnie Smith.