Small came to Salem State in 2017 after spending the previous three seasons as head coach at Wheelock College, where he helped restart the varsity program in 2015 after a three-year hiatus. As head coach, Small quickly built Wheelock into a competitive program, spearheading the Wildcats to a 6-8 record in 2016, after a winless campaign the previous season. In his final two seasons, Small recruited seven players who would be named to the New England Collegiate Conference All-Conference team, which also included back-to-back Rookie of the Year honors.
A former standout at Western Connecticut, where he owns the single season faceoff percentage record 200-297 (67.3%), Small was a two-time All-Little East specialist for the Colonials and was named a United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association Scholar All-American during his final season in 2012.
Small graduated from Western Connecticut in 2012 where he was a Dean's List and National Honor Society member. While majoring in both History and Political Science, Small earned Western Connecticut State's Scholar Athlete-Award his senior year.
Small, who currently resides in Newton, began his coaching career with Becker College in 2012 as recruiting coordinator/offensive coordinator before being promoted to director of lacrosse operations in 2013.