O-Smith

Coach Smith is bringing 15 years of AFL experience into his first season as Head Coach of the LA KISS. Smith was previously assistant Head Coach, and defensive coordinator, of the 2015 ArenaBowl Champion, San Jose SaberCats. He is tied with the late, Coach Tim Marcum, with an AFL record 7 ArenaBowl championships.

A native of Torrance, California, Smith attended Bishop Montgomery High School and earned all-league honors in football, basketball and track. His skills earned him a football scholarship to San Jose State University where he played all four years. After graduating from San Jose State, Smith joined the AFL where he was a key part to three championship seasons with the San Jose SaberCats in2002, 2004 and 2007. He was also with the Tampa Bay Storm during their championship season in 2003. Smith’s famed career ended after his 9th season in the AFL. He tallied an impressive 35 interceptions, 88 pass breakups and 8 defensive touchdowns.

Smith brings 7 years of coaching experience to the LA KISS. Most recently, he spent the last two years with the San Jose SaberCats, as assistant Head Coach and defensive coordinator. His defense led the SaberCats to their 2015 ArenaBowl championship. Prior to the SaberCats, he served as the defensive coordinator for the Arizona Rattlers, where his defense surrendered the second least points per game from 2011-2013 and won the ArenaBowl in both 2012 and 2013. Smith started his AFL coaching career, in 2009, as the defensive back coach for the Arkansas Twisters.

W-Hous

Coach Hous is entering his third season as the Assistant Head Coach of the LA KISS. Prior to being a part of the LAKISS’ inaugural coaching staff, he spent two stints, totaling 11 years, with Chicago Rush. From 2001 to 2008 Coach Hous served as the Rush’s Defensive Coordinator and from 2011-2013 he was both the Assistant Head Coach and the Defensive Coordinator.

Coach Hous’ resume includes 13 years of collegiate coaching experience. He started his coaching career, while still a player in the AFL, in 1988 with the Upsala Vikings.

After he finished his playing career, Coach Hous joined the Tulane University coaching staff as a Volunteer Assistant Coach. He then spent seven seasons at South Dakota from 1992-1998, serving as Defensive Coordinator for the final two years. He then was the Central Connecticut Defensive Line coach for the 1999 season. In 2000, Coach Hous was apart of the Saint Anselm’s coaching staff. From 2009 to 2010, during the AFL’s hiatus, Coach Hous joined the coaching staff of the Holy Cross Crusaders.

Prior to coaching, Coach Hous played in the NFL for one season, for the New Orleans Saints, and spent four years in the AFL. He retired after the 1991 AFL season.

Coach Hous, after spending two years on the University of Iowa’s football team, transferred to Upsala College, where he played football for three years. He graduated as a Viking in 1987 with a Bachelor’s of Science in Business Administration.

The native of Merrimack, New Hampshire is the proud son of Janice Housman and the late Walt Housman Jr. He is honored to be the uncle of his two nieces, Sydney, who is also his goddaughter, and Riley, as well as his nephew, Jackson. Coach Hous has been with his loving girlfriend, Kristine Silva for over eight years.

D-Frazer

Daniel Frazer is entering his first season as the Director of Player Personnel for the LA KISS. Prior to joining the LA KISS, Frazer spent 3 remarkably successful years as the Assistant Director of Player Personnel for the San Jose SaberCats. Frazer has a very valuable role with the LA KISS; he conducts evaluations of the team's current roster and of all AFL free agents. He also is responsible for recruiting and assessing roster cuts from the National Football League (NFL) and the Canadian Football League (CFL). During the season, Frazer will be in charge of maintaining continuous depth on team's roster, setting up free agent workouts and examining the talent of the NFL, CFL and AFL.

During Frazer's 3 seasons in San Jose, the Sabercats had a combined record of 46-11 and appeared in the playoffs 3 consecutive times. The SaberCats also won 2 Pacific Division championships and most recently, in 2015, were the ArenaBowl champions. Frazer also assisted in promoting 15 players back onto NFL and CFL rosters.

The native of Claremont, California graduated from Cal State Long Beach in 2010, when he earned a bachelor's degree in Kinesiology. Frazer attended Claremont High School, where he played football and soccer for 4 years.