Denny Smith was a very good shortstop and lead off hitter for Hamiota teams of 1950s and 1960s. He was Part of four Hamiota Manitoba championship teams at Bantam / Juvenile/ Junior levels 1955 – 1958. He was also part of teams that won MSBL pennants in 1961, 1962, 1964, 1965, 1967, and which won three MSBL play off titles in 1962, 1963, and 1964. He coached numerous Hamiota and Westman teams, 1972-1988, including six provincial championship teams in different age categories. Smith coached two silver medal teams at Western Canadian championships (1972, 1981).