|Shelby Smith is the freshman Head Coach for the Alpharetta Raiders. Coach Smith is originally from Alpharetta and attended Marietta Christian High School. Like a lot of our Raiders, Coach Smith started playing football for the Alpharetta Eagles. At MCHS, he played both running back and defensive back. Coach Smith attended Georgia College where he earned a BS in Health and Physical Education.
After graduating from Georgia College, Coach Smith started his coaching career in 1991 for cross town rival, Chattahoochee. There he coached both the receivers and defensive backs. He then went on to coach for the Centennial Knights. Alpharetta hired Coach Smith in 2005. Coach Smith currently lives in Alpharetta and has a 14 year-old daughter Laurel.