Smith is a 1999 graduate of the University of Georgia, with a bachelor's degree in health and physical education. A four-year letterwinner for the Bulldogs, Smith earned All-SEC Third Team honors as a junior. He was also named to the All-Tournament team at the 1998 NIT.
Smith and his wife, Lorie, reside in Baltimore. Lorie Smith is a pediatrician at Johns Hopkins Hospital. In addition to his coaching duties with the Blue Jays, Smith serves as a substitute for Baltimore County Public Schools.