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Head Football Athletic Trainer

Mark Smith

Mark Smith - - Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets
Years at Tech 12th
Alma Mater SUNY-Brockport, 2010
Mark Smith - - Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets

Mark Smith is in his 12th overall season as a member of Georgia Tech’s sports medicine staff and his fifth 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.

Mark is a proud father to his two children, Brady and Remy.

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