Kirby Smart Hometown and House Tour: Where Does the Georgia Football HC Live?


Ever wondered where the mastermind behind the Georgia Bulldogs’ success calls home? Look no further than this exclusive tour of Kirby Smart’s hometown and house! Explore the origins that shaped this legendary coach’s skills and peek into his private life.

This detailed exploration goes beyond the field, revealing the man behind the game. From his childhood to his personal space, uncover the hidden sides of Kirby Smart’s life, offering a unique view of the person who transformed the Georgia Bulldogs’ legacy.

Where Did Kirby Smart Live?

Kirby Smart and his wife, Mary Beth, reside in Athens, Georgia, where he serves as the head coach of the University of Georgia Bulldogs football team. However, he is originally from Bainbridge, Georgia. Kirby was raised in Bainbridge, where his father was a high school coach. 

Kirby Smart House Tour 

Kirby Smart House Exterior and Bedroom
Image Credit: Emily Followill and Atlanta Magazine

Kirby Smart currently resides in Athens, Georgia and his home has a total of 5 bedrooms. The Smarts were drawn to this property because of its three-acre lot, the presence of a stone house, and its convenient proximity to town. The exact price of the house is unknown but it’s nearly $1 million.

DreamBuilt, led by Paige Ruhl (designer) and Jim Ruhl (builder) added a section to the existing dwelling. In the dining area on the recruiting side, a prominent stone wall takes the stage, complemented by steel windows cypress ceiling beams, and a travertine floor. The space is furnished with plenty of dining chairs to accommodate football players.

Kirby Smart House Interior
Image Credit: Emily Followill and Atlanta Magazine

On the recruiting side, there is also a game table that encourages interaction and aims to create an atmosphere. Kirby emphasizes the importance of having a home that seamlessly integrates duties for coaches.

Mary Beth specifically chose this 1920s cottage for its charm which includes heart pine floors, high ceilings, and exterior interior walls made of stone.

Originally built as a hunting lodge it was later expanded into a residence. In collaboration with interior designer Cindy Dunaway Waites and DreamBuilt Homes, the Smarts replaced an existing addition on the property while creating spaces and renovating the historic cottage, for football-related activities. A connecting dining room conveniently serves both sides of the property.

Kirby Smart Real Estate Investment

Beyond the gridiron, Kirby Smart and his wife, Mary Beth, have built a diversified real estate portfolio. Their primary residence is in Athens, Georgia, where they enjoy the comforts of home. They also own a vacation home at Reynolds Lake Oconee, offering a tranquil escape surrounded by nature. Additionally, they possess a condo on Seabrook Island in South Carolina, providing a getaway with stunning ocean views.

Kirby Smart Reynolds Lake Oconee Locality
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Reports suggest that during Kirby’s tenure as defensive coordinator for the University of Alabama, the couple invested in real estate in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. One such property was sold in 2016 for $775,000, demonstrating their shrewdness in the real estate market.

Their vacation home at Reynolds Lake Oconee boasts four bedrooms, four bathrooms, and a private boat dock, making it the perfect retreat for relaxation and recreation. This property further enriches their collection of strategically located real estate investments, which hold the potential for significant appreciation in value over time. While the exact value of all their properties remains undisclosed, it’s safe to say they represent a substantial financial asset.

Kirby Smart Accomplishments 

Throughout his time as the Defensive Coordinator of the Alabama Crimson Tide Kirby Smart has achieved notable success. He led the team to 4 championships in 2009, 2011, 2012, and 2015. Smart’s coaching abilities were further validated when he was honored as the AFCA Assistant Coach of the Year in 2012.

Transitioning into his role as a head coach Smart continued to build on his winning legacy. In 2021 he guided Georgia to a championship victory. Under his leadership, Georgia claimed 2 National Championships (2021-2022), 2 SEC Championships (2017-2018) and 6 SEC East Division (2017, 2018, 2019, 2021, 2022, 2023). With a winning percentage of.861 Kirby Smart is regarded as one of the most successful head coaches in modern football history.

Smart’s coaching prowess is evident through Georgia’s five appearances in the College Football Playoff. In recognition of his career achievements, he was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 2022. Additionally, he was named SEC Coach of the Year. In 2017 and again in 2021. Furthermore, he received recognition as National Coach of the Year for his accomplishments in 2021.

Beyond his, on-field achievements, Kirby Smart is highly regarded for his leadership qualities. Serves as a role model. Known for his honest work ethic and strong commitment, to his players, he also passionately supports the importance of education and giving back to the community.

Kshitij Singh
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