Wrestling Analyst

John Smith serves as a wrestling analyst for NBC Olympics’ coverage of the 2016 Rio Olympic Games. Smith currently contributes to NBC Sports Group’s U.S. Olympic wrestling trials and is in his 25th season as head coach of Oklahoma State’s wrestling team.

Smith, whose three brothers were all accomplished wrestlers, competed at Oklahoma State University, where he won NCAA National Championship titles in 1987 and 1988. Smith went on to win six consecutive world championships from 1987 to 1992, and two Olympic gold medals in the featherweight class.

Smith assumed the head coaching position at Oklahoma State in 1992 and has led his alma mater to five NCAA team titles in 1995, 2003, 2004, 2005 and 2006. He has also coached 26 NCAA individual champions and five Olympians.

Smith and his wife Toni have three sons, Joseph, Samuel and Levi, and two daughters, Isabell and Cecilia.