Kirby Smart

Kirby Smart is an American football coach and former player. He is the head coach of the University of Georgia. Smart was a four-year letterman at defensive back for Georgia. He was a first-team All-SEC selection as a senior.

About Kirby Smart in brief

Summary Kirby SmartKirby Smart is an American football coach and former player. He is the head coach of the University of Georgia. Smart was a four-year letterman at defensive back for Georgia and a first-team All-SEC selection as a senior. He went undrafted in the 1999 NFL Draft and signed a free-agent contract with the Indianapolis Colts but was cut before the start of the regular season. Smart began his coaching career with Georgia in 1999, serving as an administrative assistant. He then moved to Valdosta State where he spent one season as defensive backs coach before being promoted to defensive coordinator for the 2001 season.

In 2007, he was hired by Nick Saban as an assistant coach at Alabama. On December 6, 2015, Smart was announced as the 26th head football coach at Georgia. 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. In December 2, 2017, Smart coached Georgia to its first SEC title since 2005, and only the fourth 12-win season in school history. The Bulldogs went on to lose to the Alabama Crimson Tide in the College Football Playoff National Championship Game 26-23.