|Date of birth:||May 9, 1939|
|Place of birth:||Alpena, Michigan, United States|
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Smolinski went to school in Rogers City, MI where he now summers on Grand Lake in Presque Isle, MI. He married his wife Janice (Wetsch) Smolinski on June 1, 1968 and has three children: Shawn, Erica and Shadd. He currently has four grandchildren.
Upon retiring from professional football, Smolinski returned to Northern Michigan and took a coaching job at Petoskey High School in Petoskey, MI where he currently resides.
In 2009, Smolinski was honored by the Presque Isle Historical Museum as "a hometown hero to several generations." The exhibit featured photos and memorabilia from both his high school days and his professional career.