Kirby Smart

Since leaving the Miami Dolphins to join Nick Saban’s staff in Tuscaloosa prior to the 2007 season, Alabama’s defense has consistently ranked among the nation’s best in every major statistical category. Smart began his coaching career as an administrative assistant at Georgia in 1999 and spent six years on the collegiate level — Valdosta State (2000-01), Florida State (2002-03), LSU (2004) and Georgia (2005) — before departing for the NFL.

The 2009 Broyles recipient and 2012 AFCA Assistant Coach of the Year has led a suffocating Crimson Tide defense to three national championships during his tenure and the coveted title of the SEC’s best defense. Several of his players have won individual national awards and many have been picked in the early rounds of the NFL Draft.

The Georgia Bulldogs hired Kirby Smart December 7, 2015.

Kirby Smart’s Coaching Experience

Georgia Bulldogs
Head Coach
2016-Present
Alabama Crimson Tide
Defensive Coordinator
2008-2015
Alabama Crimson Tide
Assistant Head Coach
2007
Miami Dolphins
Safeties Coach
2006
Georgia Bulldogs
Running Backs Coach
2005
LSU Tigers
Defensive Backs Coach
2004
Florida State Seminoles
Graduate Assistant
2002-2003
Valdosta State
Defensive Coordinator
2001
Valdosta State
Defensive Backs Coach
2000
Georgia Bulldogs
Admin. Assistant
1999
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