A 1980 graduate of East Rome  where he played on back-to-back championship teams in 1977-1978, Charles received a BS Degree in Social Service from the University of Georgia and a Master’s Degree in Early/Childhood Education from Ashford University.

Charles has been involved with the following community activities:

  • Head Football Coach – Rome Middle School
  • Distinguished Gentlemen Group at  Anna K. Davie Elementary School
  • Positive Parenting Program
  • Founded Building Positive Families  Program
  • Booster Club President and PTO  President  –Rome High School
  • Volunteer with Juvenile Court  System
  • Past Vice Chair, Rome Floyd Parks and Recreation Authority
  • Meld for Dads Fatherhood program

He and his wife, Regina, have six children: Kiara, Toryan, Hameed, Jamahal, Armir and OJ.

Nominated by Elaina Beaman, who says: “Charles Smith continues to give back to this community by giving his heart, devoted time and loyal support to programs that inspire and motivate youth.”