Alfonso “Smitty” Smith was born June 10, 1947 in Capron, Virginia. After entering the military, he served in Vietnam from 1966-1967, and then again 1970-1971. Upon returning, Smitty was stationed at Fort Campbell where he began boxing again. After a record for forty-five wins and nine losses, he became a full time boxing coach.
In 1980 Alfonso returned to Ft. Bragg to coach from 1983 until 1988, winning the regional championship.
Over the years Coach Smith has been involved with many state, regional and national Golden Gloves champions. Smitty has continued his involvement in boxing in various capacities. He has been a coach, referee, judge and has been very instrumental to many professional boxers.
After over twenty years of service to the U.S. military, Coach Smith and his wife Marie have two children and live in Spring Lake, N.C. where he is active in church and enjoys jogging and coaching.