John D. Smith
Length of Service: July 9, 2018 - present
Term Expires: September 13, 2020
John Smith is the assistant director of Intramural and Recreational Sports and the staff-elected representative to the Board of Trustees. Mr. Smith received his BS in Recreation Administration from Eastern Kentucky University in 1979 and MS in Recreation Administration from Eastern Kentucky University in 1980. John is a National Federation Football official who was selected to work the 2000 Kentucky State Championship game. He is also a NCAA Volleyball official, serves as Supervisor of Officials for Fast Pitch Softball and Volleyball for over 40 area high schools. In 1995 John received the Most Outstanding Volleyball Official award from the Kentucky High School Athletic Association. In 2006 he received the Outstanding Sports Supervisor award from the the same KHSAA. John is a certified instructor in Heartsaver CPR, AED Use and First Aid as well as Basic Life Supprt for Health Professionals for the American Heart Association. Prior to coming to UofL in 1987 John was the Assistant Director of Athletics for the Lexington Fayette Urban County Government.