SMITH, BRAD

BRAD SMITH 

Inducted:  May 6, 2007 in Munster, IN

Date of Birth:  May 4, 1951 in Tampa, FL

High School Attended:  Portage, IN              Graduated:  1969
 
High School Honors:  3-year letterman; team captain 1968; All-Calumet Conference 1967; All-State Honorable Mention 1967; Top Scholar Athlete 1969 (James Benfield Award).

College Attended:  Valparaiso University       Graduated:  1973
                            Indiana University MS                           1978 

Coaching Experience:  Portage's Fegely Middle School football caoch 1973-1974; assistant football coach at Portage HS 1975-1977; head coach at Crown Point 1978-1994, with record of 100-67 (winningest coach in Crown Point history); head coach at Highland, IN, 1996-2002, with record of 39-25; head coach at Attica, IN, 2003-2006; assistant coach at Fountain Central HS 2009 to present.

Coaching Honors:  Defensive Coordinator of AAA State Champions 1977; Crown Point teams - Lake Suburban Champions 1984, 1985, 1987; Runner-up 1979, 1988, 1990, 1991; Sectional Champions 1988, 1991; Regional Champions 1988; Highland teams - LAC Black Division Champions 1997, 1998, 1999; LAC Coach of the Year 1998, 1999, 2001; Region 1 Coach of the Year 4 times; Fountain Central teams - WRC, Sectional, Regional, and Semi-State Champions, and, Class A State Runner-up 2009, 2010; North All-Star assistant coach 1985 and head coach 1988..

Outstanding Players Coached:  Mike Wishnevski at Portage; Tom Yohe, Tom McConnell, Charlie Smith at Crown Point; Kevin Boyd, Martin Havens at Highland; Zach Gilmore at Attica.

Special Recognition:  Athletic director at Crown Point and Highland; assistant athletic director at Attica; past-president Indiana Football Coaches Association; developed the Academic All-State Teams for IFCA in 1980 (first sport in Indiana to recognize high school academic excellence); received Joe Tiller Chapter of National Football Foundation "Outstanding Contributor to Amateur Football" Award 2008; member of board of directors of the Tiller Chapter of NFF.

Family:  Wife, Pat; daughters Jennifer (husband, Corey) and Karen (husband, Derek); grandsons, Monty and Miles (Jennifer's), and Ryan (Karen's).

(Updated March 2011)