Mr. Smith currently resides in Mount Juliet, TN. He was reared in Nashville, TN in a multicultural environment. The socioeconomic circumstances in which he was raised provided him with a unique ability to excel in diverse atmospheres.
He was a football, basketball, track and field coach and athletic director for an inner-city Metropolitan Nashville Public School System for twelve years. Building everlasting relationships with his student-athletes has given him the strength as well as empathy in many situations to create a successful path for others. He is a servant leader with a great ability to light a fire in people rather than under people. His passion is teaching all ages and creating opportunities for success for future teachers, coaches, and mentors in the educational environment. As of 2014, he decided to expand his experience at the collegiate level at Cumberland University as an adjunct professor. Over the past twenty years his ability to provide leadership in developing and achieving strategic goals and objectives, as well as his ability to build community participation among diverse student groups, academic departments, staff, and student both on and off campus and institutional levels (i.e., programs for faculty, staff, students, and community). He is full of energy and brings a positive approach to teaching and learning in any environment.