Experience:12 Years


Darryl Smith aka Coach Smith

Trainer / Speaker


Coach Smith has been coaching and training athletes for over 12 years.  He’s originally from St, Louis MO where he was an All-State Football Player in 1995.  He has spent the last 23 years in Houston TX raising his children.  In Houston, he strived to impact his community through Coaching, Training, Mentoring and Inspirationally Speaking whenever possible. His experience includes being an Executive Managing Member for an Athletic Training Co. that impacted many athletes in the Houston area.  In June 2018, Coach Smith relocated to Phoenix to continue supporting his son, Darrius “Bam” Smith, a Student Athlete on a Football Scholarship at The University of Arizona.  In Nov, 2018 his oldest son, Coach D, who’s a 2017 Graduate of Iowa Wesleyan University, approached his dad and proposed to start a New Training Company.  Excited to work with his son and again Impact Young Lives, Coach Smith has created GRIT Athletic Academy with his Son, who’s flourishing as a young professional.  Coach Smith is looking forward to positively impacting his Arizona Community.