Drew Karpen profiles the West Mifflin baseball team.
(Photo: Belle Vernon's Cody Menges slides safely into second under the glove of West Mifflin's Todd Sekowski during Titans' 2-1 victory last week at West Mifflin. Pam Panchak/Post-Gazette)
"Jeff Smith is in his first year as head coach of the West Mifflin baseball team, but don't act surprised about the quick success the Titans have endured under his watch.
Although this may be his rookie season as head coach, that doesn't necessarily make Smith new to the program.
"I have been in the program for 10 years," Smith said. "I was given a nice team. They are very experienced. I was the JV coach for the past 10 years. I have been in the program and know the kids well."
Smith has taken over the reins of a Titans team that finished fifth in Class AAA Section 4 last year under Jeff Kuzma and hasn't made the WPIAL playoffs since 2009, but all of that looks like it is about to change."