Oklahoma’s new head coach Lincoln Riley, 34, is the youngest college football in America but Georgia’s head coach Kirby Smart, 41, is not far behind him. Riley is making his debut in the 2017; Smart made his in 2016. Smart played college football at the University of Georgia (1995-1998) as a defensive back before coaching at his alma mater in 1999, first as an administrative assistant. Over the years, he’s joined the coaching staffs of Florida State, LSU, Alabama, and the Miami Dolphins (as safeties coach, 2006) before returning to Georgia as head coach in 2016. The Bulldogs tied for second in the SEC East division his first year on the job.
Kirby finished his senior season at Georgia when his future wife Mary “Beth” Elizabeth Lycett enrolled at the University of Georgia as a scholarship basketball player and played four seasons including one with 6’4″ tall Angie Ball, future wife of pro golfer and two-time Masters winner Bubba Watson. Smart met Lycett on campus when Smart was working as the Bulldogs’ running backs coach and Mary Beth was working in the athletic department. They started dating in 2005 and married in 2006 in Athens, Georgia. They are the parents of three children including a set of twins. Georgia plays Notre Dame in South Bend, IN on Saturday, September 9 at 7:30pm on NBC.
— Brooks Lusk (@lusk_brooks) August 31, 2016
Mary Beth Smart was VERY relieved. Here with Kirby’s brother and Twins Westin & Julia pic.twitter.com/qF3jcNBMPM
— TOWERS’ TAKE (@ChipTowersDN) September 4, 2016