J. Matthew Smith

I am a graduate of The Ohio State University with a bachelor's degree in History.  I completed my teaching certification at Denison University in Granville, Ohio.  I have lived in Knox County, Ohio for the majority of my life.  I love sports and have been very fortunate to have coached both football and baseball for many years.

I love OSU football and college baseball, but High school sports are my favorite.  I love to read and have a tremendous appreciation for the written word.   I have a tremendous family with one older sister and two younger brothers. Both of my brothers are in the field of education as well as my mother who taught for 38 years.