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- What does Arthur Smith do for a living?
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- What are Arthur Smith’s interests and hobbies?
- Is Arthur Smith married or does he have a girlfriend?
- Does Arthur Smith have any children?
- Where is Arthur Smith now?
- How tall is Arthur Smith?
- How much money does Arthur Smith earn?
- What is Arthur Smith’s net worth?
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Who is Arthur Smith?
Arthur William Smith is an American professional football coach and the current head coach of the Atlanta Falcons of the National Football League (NFL). Smith previously worked as an assistant coach for the Tennessee Titans, and recently as an offensive coordinator, before becoming the Falcons’ head coach in 2021. He is the son of Frederick W. Smith the founder of FedEx.
Arthur Smith playing career
In high school, Smith was a first-team all-state choice at offensive line, two-time all-conference, and first-team All-Metro. From 2001 to 2005, he was a guard for North Carolina and was a redshirt freshman in 2001. In the 2002 season, he only played in one game as he was diagnosed with a foot problem and did not play for the rest of the season. In January 2003, he had foot surgery and missed out on the whole 2003 season. Smith saw little action in 2004 and 2005. Following his graduation in 2006, he became a graduate assistant for North Carolina.
Arthur Smith coaching career
Arthur started his NFL coaching profession in 2007, after becoming the Washington Redskins’ defensive quality control coach. He retained the position until 2008. Smith was then hired by Ole Miss in 2010, as their defensive intern and administrative assistant.
In 2011, the Tennessee Titans hired Smith as their defensive quality control coach under new head coach Mike Munchak. He later became the offensive quality coach for the 2012 season. Smith then got promoted in 2013 to the assistant offensive line and assistant tight ends coach. After the 2013 season, Munchak was fired and Smith was retained by new head coach Ken Whisenhunt as the assistant tight ends coach.
Ken was later fired mid-way through the 2015 season and his position was taken by tight ends coach Mike Mularkey. For the 2016 season, Mularkey was retained as the head coach and so was Smith as the new tight ends coach. After Mularkey was fired after the 2017 season, the new head coach Mike Vrabel also retained Smith as the tight ends coach for 2018. Smith was then promoted to offensive coordinator on January 21, 2019, replacing Matt LaFleur. Matt had left the team two weeks before to become the head coach of the Green Bay Packers. In his first year as offensive coordinator, Arthur oversaw the highest-scoring Titans in 16 years. Players Ryan Tannehill, Derrick Henry, and Jonnu Smith had their career years. Arthur was hailed for his play-calling in the team’s 28-12 victory against the top-seeded Baltimore Ravens in the AFC Divisional Round.
Smith was hired by the Atlanta Falcons on January 15, 2021, as their new head coach.
Smith lost his head coaching debut on September 12, 2021, to the Philadelphia Eagles by a 6-32 score. He then got his first career win as a head coach on September 26, 2021, against the New York Giants by a 17-14 win. Together with the Falcons, they lost to New Orleans in the last game of the season by a 20-30 score, on January 9, 2022, concluding the season with a 7-10 record. The team completed 3rd in the NFC South and did not make it to the playoffs.
How old is Arthur Smith?
Arthur William Smith was born on May 27, 1982, in Memphis, Tennessee, U.S., and is aged 39 as of 2021. He shares his birthday with famous people including Zach Herron, Princess Mae, Connor Lee, Adam Carolla, Christopher Lee, Henry Kissinger, Rachel Carson, Joseph Fiennes, Ana Belén, Cornelius Vanderbilt, among others.
Arthur Smith Family
Who are Arthur Smith’s parents?
Arthur William Smith was born to Frederick W. Smith and his wife Hazel Smith in Memphis, Tennessee. His father is the founder and CEO of FedEx. No information is available about his mother.
Does Arthur Smith have siblings?
Smith was born into a family of ten children. He has nine siblings who including his sisters Windland Smith Rice and Molly Smith.
Arthur Smith Education
Smith joined and studied at Georgetown Preparatory School in North Bethesda, Maryland. He later after graduating joined North Carolina University and graduated in 2006.
Arthur Smith Interest
Smith grew interested in sports from a young age and took part in sports in high school and college. In high school, he played football as the offensive line and team captain, and also as a defensive tackle. He also took part in track, lacrosse, and basketball. After joining college he played football as a guard, but his career was hindered by a foot injury leading to surgery.
Arthur Smith Wife
Smith is currently married to his longtime lover and wife, Allison Smith. The couple is happily married and blessed with three adorable children, with who they live in Atlanta, Georgia.
Arthur Smith Kids
Smith and his faithful and loving wife have three children together. Their children are named Tanner Smith, Sophie Smith, and William Smith.
Arthur Smith Height
Smith has a well-built, athletic, and muscular body with a standing height of 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) and a moderate weight of 128.36 kg (283 lbs).
Arthur Smith Net Worth
Smith is a young coach with a bright future in the coaching industry, currently coaching Atlanta Falcons from 2021. He has been coaching from 2006 to the present and earns a salary of $500,000 annually. Smith has gathered up an accumulative net worth of $2 million as of 2021.