Kirby Smart is a former American football player turned coach.
|Kirby Paul Smart
|Date of Birth:
|December 23, 1975
|Mary Beth Lycett
Presently, he serves as the head football coach for the Georgia Bulldogs, his alma mater. Smart led the Bulldogs to consecutive National Championship victories in 2021 and 2022.
Kirby Smart Biography
Born on December 23, 1975, his coaching journey began in 1999 at the University of Georgia as an administrative assistant, followed by stints at Valdosta State and Florida State. Smart returned to Georgia in 2005 as the running backs coach and briefly coached in the NFL with the Miami Dolphins in 2006.
Kirby Smart Age
As of January 2024, he was 48 years old.
Kirby Smart Parents
His parents are known as Sonny Smart and Sharon Smart.
Kirby Smart Career
In 2007, Smart joined the University of Alabama coaching staff under Nick Saban, later becoming the defensive coordinator. During his tenure, Alabama achieved significant success, including multiple national championships. Despite tempting offers, Smart remained with Alabama, earning accolades such as the Broyles Award in 2009 and the AFCA FBS Assistant Coach of the Year in 2012.
On December 6, 2015, Smart was appointed as the head football coach at the University of Georgia. In his first season (2016), he secured victories over notable opponents like North Carolina and Auburn, finishing with an 8-5 record. The subsequent seasons saw continuous success, with highlights including an SEC title in 2017.
Under Smart’s leadership, Georgia consistently performed well in the following seasons, securing bowl victories and maintaining a strong presence in the SEC. The pinnacle came in the 2021 season when Georgia went undefeated in the regular season, clinching the National Championship with a win over Alabama.
In July 2022, Smart signed a 10-year contract extension, becoming the highest-paid coach in college football. The 2022 season saw Georgia maintain its dominance, finishing 12-0 in the regular season and securing back-to-back National Championships with a victory over TCU.
The 2023 season started with Georgia ranked #1. Despite a loss to Alabama in the SEC Championship Game, Smart’s coaching prowess remained evident as Georgia triumphed over Florida State in the Orange Bowl with a historic 63-3 score, capping another remarkable season.
Kirby Smart Wife
His wife is known as Mary Beth Lycett.
Kirby Smart Children
He has three children and two of them are Weston Smart and Julia Smart.
Kirby Smart Net Worth
His estimated net worth is said to be around $9 million.