Not only has he led the Falcons to a 35-15 regular-season record during his brief tenure as head coach, Smitty is a nice guy too! John Breech of the NDHB Patch penned a noteworthy read today.
For the fourth year in a row,On Friday, Smith opened up the Falcons Flowery Branch practice facility for a four-hour coaching clinic. All high school football coaches in the state of Georgia were invited and several hundred ventured through stormy weather to make the trip. head coach did something on April 15 that not many other NFL head coaches do: and we're not talking about paying taxes.
"He knows high school coaches around here and everybody appreciates what he does," the St. Pius defensive coordinator says.
"We want to give back to the high schools and the high school coaches are really at the core of setting the foundation for football players," Smith says. "I think it's very important that we can interact with them and let them know how important their jobs are, in not only developing football players, but developing good, solid citizens."
I like this a lot. Having a head coach who gives back to the community is always nice. While charity for charity's sake is great, you have to admit, it's good PR. Smitty really cares about Atlanta and the surrounding area. Winning appeases the masses. And so does stuff like this.
Well done Comrade. Well done.