Kirby Smart Wife Mary Beth Lycett: Married Life And Kids

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The Georgia Bulldogs head coach, Kirby Smart, has been married to his wife, Mary Beth Lycett, a former college basketball star for nearly two decades.

Kirby and his wife, Mary Beth, who met at the University of Georgia, are the parents of three children. They share two sons and a daughter.

Let’s explore Kirb’s beautiful love story with Mary and their valuable moments as partners and parents. 

Kriby Smart is an American football head coach
Georgia Bulldogs’ Head Coach Kirby Smart (Source: Georgia Bulldogs )

Kirby Paul Smart was born in Montgomery, Alabama on December 23, 1975, on December 23, 1975. He is an American football coach and former player known for success in college football.

Discussing his initial career, he played college football as a defensive back at the University of Georgia (1995-1998).

After his playing days, Kirby embarked on his coaching journey. Back in 2016, he was hired as the head coach of the Georgia Bulldogs football team. 

Since then, his alma mater has experienced considerable success, including a trip to the College Football Playoff National Championship in the 2017 season under his leadership.

Furthermore, Kirby Smart’s coaching career marked a significant achievement in his coaching career after Georgia won the College Football Playoff National Championship in the 2021 season.

Kirby Smart Wife: Who Is Mary Beth Lycett?

Mary “Beth” Elizabeth Lycett was born on December 23, 1975, in Montgomery, Alabama, the United States, to parents Linda and Paul Lycett. 

Lycett attended Morrow High School and later earned a degree in finance from the University of Georgia in 2003.

Mary Beth Lycett
Mary Beth Lycett Is A Former Basketball Star (Source: Playerswiki)

She started her sports journey as a basketball player in high school and earned titles like Class AAAA Player of the Year (1998) and Class AAA Player of the Year (1999).

Furthermore, Mary wrote her name as one of the Lady Dogs’ most valuable players during her senior year.

Likewise, the 1999 Miss Georgia was a four-year letter-winner at Georgia during her senior season.

Kirby Smart & Wife Mary Beth Lycett Love Story

Kirby Smart shares a delightful love story with his wife, Mary Beth Lycett. Despite attending the same at the University of Georgia, they never crossed paths as students.

As Smart is five years older than her, the couple met in 2005 at their university after their graduation.

The former was the running back coach then, while the latter was in the athletic association’s business.

After their first meeting, the duo clicked, started hanging out together, and eventually began dating. Soon, they tied the knot in 2006.

Kirby Smart And His Wife Mary Beth Lycett On Their Wedding
Kirby Smart And His Wife Mary Beth Lycett On Their Wedding (Source: Pinterest)

As per reports, the football coach exchanged wedding vows in St. James Methodist Church with their family and close friends.

At the time of their marriage, Mary Beth was working as a math teacher at Cooper City High School in Pt. Lauderdale.

At the same time, her husband was serving as an assistant coach with the Miami Dolphins of the NFL.

However, the athletic duo celebrated their reception ceremony was held at Athens Country Club. Following that, they flew to Negril, Jamaica, for their honeymoon. 

Proud Parents of Three Kids

Even though Kirby Smart and Mary Beth Lycett have been together for almost 2 decades, they are only growing stronger daily. They have been running a beautiful and happy family.

Exploring their Instagram, we can say that the parents of three children love their kids to no end.

The couple first shared their happiness as mother and father after the birth of their twin babies.

Kirby Smart's Family
Kirby Smart’ And His Wife With Their Kids (Source: UGA Today)

The duo was on cloud nine when they welcomed their twin son and daughter, Weston, and Julia, in 2008. Their son loves playing tennis, while the daughter is into golf.

Born with athletic blood, their youngest son, Andrew (b. 2012), has already been a part of the Bulldogs team during the 2022-2023 season.

The family of five now reportedly resides in a remodelled 1920s vintage cottage located in Athens, Georgia.

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