Mark Smith a native of Kannapolis, N.C. comes to Tennessee after spending four years as Director of Football Strength and Conditioning at South Carolina. Highly respected in his field, Smith's strength resume also includes two years in the NFL, first with the Washington Redskins in 2003 and then with New Orleans Saints in 2004.
Smith, who was a two year starter at linebacker for North Carolina State, began his strength and conditioning career as assistant strength coach for the Wolfpack from 1993-97. He moved to Florida as strength coordinator from 1998-2001 and spent 2002 as head of the Kansas program before moving to the NFL.
Smith and his wife, Frances, have two boys, Mark and Dylan.