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of top-ten finishes at the NAIA National Tournament during the 2022 and 2023 seasons. He has also coached an NAIA National Champion in Cole Smith while helping the Phoenix produce six NAIA All-Americans and 14 NAIA National Qualifiers.
“I am thrilled about the opportunity to come back to my home state and become the Director of Wrestling here at Brewton- Parker,” Smith stated. “I look forward to getting started and to build something great here in Mount Vernon.”
Prior to his time in Lebanon, Smith served as the Head Wrestling Coach at Celebration High School in Florida where he led the program for three seasons, producing two FHSAA State Placers and three FHSAA State Qualifiers.
Smith began his collegiate coaching career at Southeastern University in Lakeland, Florida, as a Graduate Assistant Coach for the wrestling program. While serving on the coaching staff, Smith helped coach four NAIA All-Americans, 10 NAIA National Qualifiers, and assisted in leading the Fire to a 12th-place finish at the NAIA National Tournament in 2018.
Some of the personal accolades Smith has accumulated as a wrestler have been becoming an NAIA National Qualifier in 2016 for Cumberland where he was also a part of the 2016 Mid-South Conference Championship Team. He was also a GHSA State Individual Runner-Up for Sonoraville High School in 2011.