Zackry Smith was hired onto the Berry College track & field and football staff in March, 2015.
Smith spent eight years as a part of the Shorter University football program as a player, a graduate assistant coach and as an assistant coach.
A native of Newnan, Ga., Smith coached the defensive line at Shorter for two years after serving as the Hawks' outside linebackers coach for during 2010 and 2011.
Smith began his college playing career at Presbyterian College from 2002-04, where he was a two-year starter and was named the Defensive Freshman of the Year.
In 2006, Smith transferred to Shorter, but saw his time on the field come to an end due to injury. He then transitioned to coaching as a student assistant while completing his bachelor's degree in public relations. Smith served as a student assistant coach along the defensive line, and later completed his master's degree while a graduate assistant coach.