Arthur Smith '01 was named the head coach of the Atlanta Falcons of the National Football League (NFL) on January 15, 2021.
Smith served as the offensive coordinator for the Tennessee Titans for the past two seasons. During the 2020 regular season, Tennessee ranked fourth in the NFL in scoring, averaging over 30 points per game.
Before his promotion to offensive coordinator, Smith served as the Titans tight ends coach for three seasons. He joined the Titans as a defensive assistant and quality control coach in 2011. Smith got his start in the NFL with the Washington Football Team in 2007 serving as a defensive quality control coach. He worked as a defensive intern with the University of Mississippi in 2010 before joining the Titans.
Smith is regarded as one of the most dominant offensive linemen in Georgetown Prep football history. Smith, a boarding student from Memphis, Tennessee, became a two-way starter at offensive tackle and defensive tackle his junior year. During his junior year, he led Prep to a 7-3 record. As a senior, Smith co-captained the Hoyas to a perfect 10-0 record and an I.A.C. championship. He earned first-team All-Met honors from The Washington Post. In addition, he was named first-team All-State, first-team All I.A.C., and first-team All-County. Smith was also named to George Michael's NBC Channel 4 "Golden Eleven" team.