Year Inducted: 2001
Nominated By: Kent O. Smith (son)
Sports Competed In: N/A
Athlete, Coach or Contributor: Coach, Contributor
Attended Ft. Collins H.S., Ft. Collins, CO.
Went to Colorado State University and graduated in 1945...Continued his post-graduate studies at the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley, CO earning a Ph.D. in 1966.
Smith spent his entire five-year coaching career at Pueblo Central H.S. (1947-52).
● Football: Assistant Coach (1947-52).
● Basketball: Head Coach (1947-52).
● Baseball: Assistant Coach (1947-52).
While the head basketball coach for the Wildcats, his teams accomplished the following:
● South-Central league Champions (three years).
● State Semi-finals (two years).
● State Quarter-finals (one year).
Notable Athletes Coached:
● Assistant Principal - Pueblo Central H.S. (1953-56).
● Assistant Superintendent - Pueblo Schools (1957-60).
● Associate Superintendent - Pueblo Schools (1961-65).
● Board of Directors - Colorado Boys Ranch, La Junta, Colorado.
● President - Community College of Denver - Red Rocks Campus (1973-80).
● Assistant to President - Community College of Denver (1977-80).
● President - Community College of Denver (1981-84).
● President - Colorado Education Association (CEA) for one year - 1963.
Worked as a teacher, coach, assistant principal and assistant superintendent for School District #60.
Lived in Longmont, CO... Passed away on March 31, 2008 at age 86.