Kirby Smart's wife, Mary Beth, 'extremely proud' after back-to-back Georgia football championships
Kirby Smart had his biggest fan in the building as Georgia dismantled TCU on Monday night to clinch the program’s 2nd straight national championship.
Smart’s wife Mary Beth, a fellow UGA grad and a star with the women’s basketball program, was on hand in Jan. 2022 as the Dawgs topped Alabama in Indianapolis for their first championship since 1980. A year later, with the team taking on TCU on Monday in Los Angeles, there was barely any drama to speak of as Georgia raced to a 38-7 halftime lead en route to a 65-7 laughter at SoFi Stadium.
“I’m just extremely proud of him and these players and the staff, but you know especially for him, he’s my husband and I see what he does behind the scenes, the sacrifices and how hard he works,” Mary Beth Smart told WXIA-TV’s Maria Martin after the game.
The mother of 3 brought up her son, Andrew, as someone who has truly enjoyed the experience. Kirby Smart, in his postgame press conference, mentioned that the 10-year-old was crying before the game because of the pending departure of Stetson Bennett, who accounted for 6 of the Bulldogs’ touchdowns and was named the game’s Most Outstanding Player.
“We couldn’t keep Andrew away from it if we tried. He loves it, and I know it’s special for him, it’s special for Kirby and it makes it just that much sweeter,” Mary Beth Smart said.