Coach Smothers has been coaching for over 10 years. In the ten years, he has coached from 8U baseball up through 14u baseball. He is a graduate of Dubuque Senior High School, where he was a pitcher and first basemen for four years. Curran then went on to pitch at Luther College. He then transferred to The University of Dubuque and finished with a degree in business administration and accounting. Coach Smothers has been a part of the DRBA program for more than a few years now, leading the now 14uAAA team to multiple championships along side head coach, Jeremy Harper.