Dick Smith is business and community liaison for Anderson School District 5, working to promote adult education and job opportunities for students.
An educator for four decades, he has taught at all grade levels. Dick earned a bachelor’s degree in education from Erskine College and a master’s degree from the United States Sports Academy. He is credentialed by the College of Charleston as a Global Career Development Facilitator and a graduate of Leadership Anderson.
Dick is a former soccer coach at T.L. Hanna High School who won two state titles and became one of only a handful of state boy’s coaches to notch 400 victories. He is enshrined in three athletic halls of fame, including the South Carolina Athletic Coaches Association Hall of Fame.
His community involvement includes service on the boards of Good Neighbor Cupboard, Anderson Foster Care, Anderson School District 5, and SHARE, a community action agency serving northwest South Carolina. He has also served as soccer chairman of the South Carolina Athletic Coaches Association