Mark Smith
Athletic Trainer (Football)

Mark Smith

Athletic Trainer (Football)

Years at Tech Eighth Season
Alma Mater SUNY-Brockport (2010)
Mark Smith

Biography

Mark Smith is in his eighth overall season as a member of Georgia Tech’s sports medicine staff and his first year as the Yellow Jackets’ head football athletic trainer. In his role, he oversees the day-to-day care of Georgia Tech’s football student-athletes. He was promoted to head football athletic trainer in 2018 following the retirement of longtime head athletic trainer Jay Shoop.

Smith, who served as a graduate assistant athletic trainer at Georgia Tech from 2010-12, returned to The Flats as an assistant athletic trainer in 2013, following a short stint in the same role at Georgia State. Prior to his time at Georgia State, he completed a year-long internship with the Buffalo Bills.

During his two years as a G.A. at Tech, his duties consisted primarily of working with swimming and diving and assisting with football.

His professional experience also includes a summer internship with the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2010.

Smith is a NATABOC certified athletic trainer and a member of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association, Southeast Athletic Trainers’ Association, the Georgia Athletic Trainers’ Association and he is licensed by the state of Georgia as an athletic trainer.

A native of Rochester, N.Y., Smith earned his bachelor’s degree in athletic training from The College at Brockport, a State University of New York in 2010.

He is married to the former Ashley Reid. The couple has two children, Brady and Remy.