Kirby Paul Smart is an American football coach and a former player. He is the head football coach of the Georgia Bulldogs, which is the school he went to. He led the Bulldogs to back-to-back National Championship victories in 2022 and 2023.
On Monday night, when Georgia won its second straight national championship, Kirby Smart’s wife, Mary Beth, said it was “very surreal.”
After the game, Maria Martin from 11Alive talked to Mary Beth Smart on the field at SoFi Stadium in Southern California. Mary Beth was a proud Bulldog and the captain of the women’s basketball team when she was in school. She was thrilled by how far Kirby had brought Dawg nation.
She said, “I’m just very proud of him, these players, and the staff, but especially of him because I’m his biggest fan and he’s my husband, so I know what he does behind the scenes and how hard he works.” “Right now, all I am is a proud wife and a proud Dawg. Go Dawgs, number 1, twice.”
As the interest in Kirby Smart continues to grow, many fans are now wanting to dive deeper into his personal life, specifically his beautiful wife, Mary Beth, and their lovely children. Keep reading to know the intriguing details of their family.
How Kirby And Mary Met And When They Got Married?
According to the Georgia Bulldogs website, Kirby Smart and Mary Beth Lycett met when they both worked in the athletic department at the University of Georgia. Smart’s bio on the team website says, “The couple met long after they were both undergraduates at Georgia. Lycett, who was working in the UGA Athletic Association Business Office at the time, helped set up Smart’s trip to interview for the Bulldogs’ running backs coaching job in 2005.”
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution says that they started dating the same year that Kirby joined Mark Richt’s staff as Bulldogs coach. They fell in love and tied the knot in 2006 at St. James United Methodist Church in Alpharetta, Georgia.
Mary Beth Smart, just like her hubby, was a Bulldogs athlete. She played college basketball in Georgia and now she and her husband run the Kirby Smart Family Foundation. The goal of their charity is to help out kids and families who are going through tough times and support them to be champions in their community.
Mary Smart And Kirby Beth Share Three Children
Since their marriage, Mary and Kirby have been blessed with three children. They have twins named Weston and Julia who were born in 2008 and a son named Andrew who was born in 2012.
The couple’s youngest son is a big part of the Bulldogs team for the 2022-2023 season. Darnell Washington, a tight end, told a news station, “I mean, Andrew is like my little brother. I have two little girls of my own and a lot of nephews, so I just think of it as one of my own.