Here are Coach Smith's credentials - 33 years as an assistant football coach at Acton Boxboro, sharing in 17 Dual County League Football Championships, 5 Super Bowl victories, and the current 50 game unbeaten streak. Mark spent 15 seasons as girls track coach. 97 wins, 17 loses, 2 ties, five straight undefeated dual meet seasons. A New England 4x100 Relay Championship, a State High Jump Title.
These stats are nothing compared to the man behind them. Mark Smith is the pure definition of teacher-coach in every positive sense of the phrase. His caring, his energy, his lack of ego, his dedication, his professionalism, and his camaraderie with students and coaches alike place him with the highest deities of the coaching fraternity. There is no job too small, no task to large, no athlete too skilled or unskilled to capture Coach Smith's attention. He is the champion of the underdog and a role model to the undefeated. Mark's exceptional teaching skills are no where more apparent with a young lad who desires greatness but must first take a child's step. There is no one who has ever cared more for the students and student athletes of Acton Boxboro than Coach Mark Smith. Mark, may your wit, your wisdom, your winning spirit, and your boundless enthusiasm live on at AB forever. Mark's most memorable moments at AB are almost too many to list. They include - Kerry Fleischmann (AB HOF), Cindy Rose (AB HOF), Cindy Favro, and Jeanie Williams, Cathy Harrington (AB HOF), and the aforementioned 4x100 and High Jump Victories. Beating Weston to clinch the first DCL Championship in 1974 and being a part of the last 4 straight Super Bowl Championships. In 2003, Mark was voted the Massachusetts Football Assistant Coach of the Year Award by the Massachusetts Football Coaches Association. Mark lives in Berlin with his lovely wife Pat.