Kirby Smart Biography
Kirby Paul Smart is an American former player and football coach. Smart is the current head football coach of the Georgia Bulldogs, his alma mater. He coached the 2021 Bulldogs, their first title win since 1980 to a national championship victory.
Kirby Smart Age
Kirby was born in Montgomery, Alabama, United States, on 23 December 1975. He is 48 years old.
Kirby Smart Height
Smart stands at an average height of 5 feet 11 inches.
Kirby Smart Education
Kirby attended Bainbridge High School and played college football at Georgia University. He was teammates with linebacker Brandon Tolbert, defensive linemen Antonio Cochran Emarlos Leroy, and Pro Football Hall of Fame cornerback Champ Bailey.
Kirby Smart Family
He was born in Montgomery, Alabama, United States to his caring parents Sonny Smart and Sharon Smart. Kirby has two siblings Kendall Smart and Karl Smart.
Kirby Smart Wife
Kirby is married to his pretty wife Mary Beth Lycett. She played basketball at the University of Georgia. The duo has three children: Julia, Weston, and Andrew.
Kirby Smart Children
Kirby and Mary are proud parents of children: Julia, Weston, and Andrew.
Kirby Smart Salary
Kirby earns an annual salary of $11.25 million
Kirby Smart’s Net worth
Smart has an estimated net worth of $25 Million
Kirby Smart Career
Smart started his coaching career in 1999 with the University of Georgia, serving as an administrative assistant. Kirby then moved to Valdosta State where he spent one season as defensive backs coach before being promoted for the 2001 season as a defensive coordinator.
From 2002 to 2003, Smart served under Bobby Bowden at Florida State as a graduate assistant while pursuing a master’s degree. He earned a master’s degree in 2003 from FSU. Kirby then spent one season at LSU as defensive backs coach under head coach Nick Saban in 2004.
He rejoined the Georgia Bulldogs football program to serve for the 2005 season as running backs coach. His only season came in 2006 in the NFL, during which time he coached under Saban again. In 2007, Kirby then followed Nick Saban to the University of Alabama. He was hired as an assistant coach on January 9 by Saban.
Smart was promoted to defensive coordinator on February 27, 2008. On December 8, 2009, as the nation’s best assistant coach, He was awarded the Broyles Award. He considered a lucrative contract at his alma mater to be the defensive coordinator for the University of Georgia but in early January 2010 chose to stay with the Crimson Tide. In 2011, His defense helped Alabama win another championship, beating LSU in the 2012 BCS National Championship Game.
On March 27, 2012, the University of Alabama System’s Board Of Trustees extended his contract and voted to increase Smart’s salary. On November 20, 2012, He was recognized as the 2012 AFCA FBS Assistant Coach of the Year. On December 6, 2015, Smart at the University of Georgia, was announced as the 26th head football coach. Smart as the head coach of the Bulldogs went 8–5 in his first season in 2016.
In the 2017 season, Smart led the Bulldogs to their first 9–0 start since 1982 and won the SEC East after a victory over the South Carolina Gamecocks on November 4. On December 2, 2017, He coached Georgia to its first SEC title since 2005, and in school history (1980, 2002, 2012) only the fourth 12-win season. Georgia was ranked No. 3 by the College Football Playoff Committee, On December 3.
In the 2018 season, Georgia earned a spot in the SEC Championship game as the Eastern Division Champions and completed the regular season with an 11–1 record, but lost to Alabama 35–28. In 2019, Georgia won the SEC East for the third consecutive season and had a regular-season record of 11–1, but lost to LSU in the SEC Championship game, 37–10.
In 2020, His regular-season record was 7–2. The season was shortened because of the COVID-19 pandemic though Georgia played one more game than usual against SEC opponents all four games against non-SEC opponents were canceled. In 2021, Georgia went 12–0 in the regular season, then game 41–24 to Alabama in the SEC Championship. Georgia was ranked No. 3 after this game. In July 2022, Kirby and Georgia agreed to a 10-year contract extension worth $112.5 million, making him the highest-paid coach in college football.