Kermit Smith, Jr.

Do you remember Kermit Smith, Jr.? Kermit Smith, Jr. graduated in 1978 and was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2022.

Kermit Smith, Jr. participated in the following sports:

Kermit was MVP and Captain of the football team. He was allPHSL and All-City in football and played in the East-West All Star football game. He was All PHSL in baseball and played in the EastWest All Star baseball game. He was a member of the number 1 state ranked basketball team. He was voted Best Athlete at Withrow his enior year. He was a member of Nip Magazine’s “Who’s Who Among Cincinnati Area Students”. After graduation, Kermit attended Wittenberg University and was a starting defensive back for two consecutive National Championship runner up teams. After college he became the head basketball coach for the Forest Park Tigers, who were four time Southwest League and tournament champions. He was head soccer coach for Forest Park, winning the Southwest League and tournament three times. He was an assistant coach for the West End Wildcats Super Bowl football champs of 1988. He was assistant coach for the Winton Hills Falcons 1990 and 1991 football league champs. He was assistant coach for the North Central Knights 1996 Super Bowl and national champion runner-up. He was head coach of the Winton Woods Warriors 7th grade league champs of 2007 and an undefeated 8th grade boys’ basketball team of 2008. He is the owner of Kare 4 All Educational Enhancements mentoring program assisting children in all positive facets of life from 1988 to the present.