Gene Smith
Personal information
Date of birth December 31, 1963
Place of birth Monroeville, Ohio
Alma mater Heidelberg College
Team(s) as a coach/administrator




Ohio University
(Graduate Assistant)
Edinboro University
(Assistant Coach)
Jacksonville Jaguars
(College Scout)
Jacksonville Jaguars
(Director of College Scouting)
Jacksonville Jaguars
(General Manager)

Gene Smith (born December 31, 1963 in ) is an American football administrator. He is the former General Manager of the Jacksonville Jaguars of the National Football League (NFL).

Early life and collegeEdit

Smith was born in Monroeville, Ohio. He attended Heidelberg College, serving as a captain of the football team while playing as a defensive lineman.

From 1986 to 1988, Smith worked at Ohio University as a graduate assistant and later served as an assistant coach. He worked at Edinboro University from 1989 to 1994, serving as an assistant coach, recruiting coordinator, and strength and conditioning coordinator.

NFL careerEdit

Smith joined the Jaguars in 1994 as a college scout. He was promoted to director of college scouting in 2000, and then took on the role of Executive Director of College and Pro Personnel in January 2008. He became the first general manager in Jaguars history on January 12, 2009, after the resignation of James "Shack" Harris.[1]

Smith was fired on December 31, 2012[2] following a 2–14 season which was the worst record in team history.


Sporting positions
Preceded by
Jacksonville Jaguars General Manager
Succeeded by
David Caldwell
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