Kirby Smart was born 23 December 1975 in Montgomery, Alabama. Kirby Smartis the defensive coordinator for the University of Alabama. The son of a coach himself, Smart began his career playing high school ball with Bainbridge High School (Georgia) Bearcat. He then went on to play defensive back for the University of Georgia Bulldogs. As a senior he was a first team All SEC pick.
mart began his coaching career with the University of Georgia in 1999, serving one season as an administrative assistant. He then moved to Valdosta State, where he spent two seasons as defensive backs coach then being promoted to defensive coordinator in the 2001 season.
mart as a lucrative contract to be the defensive coordinator at his alma mater, chose the University of Georgia, but to stay with the Tide in early January 2010. On February 2, 2010, voted the University of Alabama System Board of Trustees for more than twice Smart salaries and extend his contract a year makes Smart is the best paid footballer assistant head coach Nick Saban's staff.