Kirby Smart Bio
Kirby Smart is 43 years old American football coach who is currently serving at the position of head coach for University of Georgia.
Kirby was born on 23rd December, 1975 in Montgomery, Alabama to family of a high school football coach. He was raised in Bainbridge, Georgia where he attended Bainbridge High school and even started his playing career from there. He later joined University of Georgia where he obtained four-year letterman position at defensive back and also made it to first-team All-SEC selection in his senior year. He got graduated in 1999 majoring in finance from the university further receiving master degree from Florida State University in 2003.
His playing career was started in high school and later with University of Georgia where he was teamed with All-Pro cornerback Champ Bailey and defensive linemen Antonio Cochran. He made in total 13 interceptions making it count fourth all-time at Georgia. He received his graduation in 1999 and then went for playing career as a free agent with the Indianapolis Colts as he was left undrafted in 1999 NFL Draft. He made it to preseason but not to the regular season and then decided to begin his career in coaching. In 1999, he became administrative assistant for University of Georgia and then went for Valdosta State for two years. From 2002-2003 he headed Florida State followed by Louisiana State University and University of Alabama. During his tenure at University of Alabama he worked under Nick Saban as assistant coach later getting promoted to defensive coordinator. He received critical acclaim after being honoured with Broyles Award in 2009 as nation’s best assistant coach and to be from Alabama for the first time. In 2012, he again made it to AFCA FBS Assistant Coach of the year title thus turning out to be the highest paid defensive coordinator in college football. He finally decided to return back to University of Georgia leading Bulldogs to a SEC Championship win, Rose Bowl win and a national championship berth in just his second season at Georgia. In 2017, he was even got named as the Georgia Munger Collegiate Coach of the Year. He recently helped Bulldogs to snap Nick Saban’s and Alabama’s No. 1 recruiting class streak by signing a whopping seven 5-star prospects, including the nation’s No. 1 dual threat QB, No. 1 RB, No. 1 OG and No. 1 OLB. He now has an overall record of 32-9 at his alma mater and is now heading into the 2019 Allstate Sugar Bowl.
He is married to Mary “Beth” Elizabeth Lycett and together they have three children.
It is estimated to be around $3.75 million.