Kirby Smart (BBA ’98) officially came home to Georgia on Dec. 6, 2015. Prior to becoming UGA’s head football coach, he served on the Alabama football staff for nine years. A former standout defensive back and scholar-athlete at Georgia, Smart has also worked as a coach with the Miami Dolphins, LSU Tigers, Florida State Seminoles and Valdosta State Blazers.
A four-time member of the SEC Academic Honor Roll, Smart received a degree in finance from the Terry College and a M.S. in physical education from Florida State University. A native of Bainbridge, he is married to the former Mary Beth Lycett of McDonough. They are the proud parents of twins Weston and Julia, and son Andrew.