Jeffrey Smith

Jeffrey Smith

Class of 1980

Sport(s): Baseball | Ice Hockey

Year Inducted: 2015

Jeff Smith was an all-star athlete while at Bennett and also an all-star student, leading to what we can call a very accomplished all-star career. Athletically Jeff played varsity baseball during the 1979 and 1980 seasons, and was an All-High player on the 1979 and 1980 Bennett hockey squads. Jeff was the team MVP on two division champion hockey teams.

Academically, Jeff was the winner of the Richmond Speaking Contest, captain of the team champion Debate Team of 1979, Chairperson of the National Honor Society in 1980 and selected to the National Society of Distinguished American High School Students. After high school, Jeff graduated from Buffalo State College, Dean’s list, with a B.A. Degree in Social Work.

Jeff’s working career includes many high positions, including Horizon Health Services, Community Support Services with the YMCA, Cradle Beach Children’s Camp, and project coordinator of several drug treatment programs to name a few. He still finds time to work at one of his hobbies, coaching youth athletics.

Jeff’s late wife Karen passed away (way too soon) exactly one year ago to this very day. Jeff is the proud father of two sons, James and William, and four foster daughters. Jeff is especially proud to share this date in loving memory of Karen, with the induction of he and his sister Jennifer into the Bennett Sports Hall Of Fame.