referred to as "Coach Smith" and "Smitty", Ronnie Smith was a long-time
coach and teacher in High Point, Greensboro, and Jamestown, North
Carolina. Ronnie died after a very short battle with Liposarcoma, an
extremely rare type of cancer, on Friday, August 31st, 2007. His
passion in life was utilizing his gift of teaching and coaching people
of all ages, but especially high school kids because they are at a very
moldable point in life. He truly was adored by many young adults, as
well as anyone he came in contact.
As a tribute to Coach Smith's legacy, his family has established the Coach Ronnie Smith Scholarship Foundation, in conjunction with Jamestown United Methodist Church, to keep his memory alive and to continue his lifelong work of educating young people and helping them become successful adults.