Glen Smith

Glen Smith

Glen grew up in Hamilton, graduating from Garfield in 1968, and left the area to attend college in Tennessee and Mississippi, having the opportunity to play basketball at several institutions while going to school. He returned home to Hamilton after several years to complete his degree, and was grateful to once again continue to play basketball at the college level. He attended Miami Hamilton between 1971 and 1973, while graduating from Miami in 1974 with a degree in Education. Glen was a member of the Miami Hamilton basketball team for two seasons. In the 1971-72 season he averaged 26.6 points per game and led the team in steals with 53 and in assists with 101. He was named the Ponderosa Player of the Year at the end of that season. At the end of his second season he left with a career average 20.1 points per game and was the school’s leading scorer at that time.

After graduation, Glen began his teaching and very successful coaching career, spending three years at Lakota and 29 years at Fairfield. He coached 7th grade football for three years from 1981-84 with a 20-0-1 record, and his players on these teams eventually won a state championship in 1986. Glen also coached basketball for 18 years, which culminated with coaching the junior varsity team at Fairfield, setting the records for the most wins in a season in 1996. Glen retired in 2010 to spend more time with his two sons, Patrick (currently a student at Ohio State University) and Parker (currently a junior at Lebanon High School). He lives in Lebanon and is also known to enjoy playing golf in retirement and spending time with friends. Glen tells us that he is grateful to Miami University, for allowing him to have a wonderful 32 year career as an educator and a coach.