Mary Beth Lycett is an American woman who is famous for being the wife of Kirby Smart, an American football coach and former player who currently serves as the head football coach of the Georgia Bulldogs. Kirby and Mary started dating in 2005 and tied the knot in 2006. Their marriage is blessed with three children; Julia Smart, Weston Smart, and Andrew Smart.
Prior to her marriage to Smart, Mary made headlines for her athletic ability in high school and college. She was a stand-out high school basketball player who was named Miss Georgia Basketball. She would go on to play college basketball for the University of Georgia where she also recorded significant exploits.
Mary Beth Lycett Biography Summary
- Full Name: Mary Beth Lycett
- Date of Birth: August 31, 1981
- Birth Place: Mcdonough, Georgia
- Zodiac Sign: Capricorn
- Ethnicity: White
- Nationality: American
- Education: University of Georgia
- Marital Status: Married
- Mary Beth Lycett Husband: Kirby Smart
- Net Worth: $100,000
Kirby Smart’s Wife was Born in 1981
Mary Lycett was born to Paul and Linda Lycett, who also had her sister Anne Lycett. Her mother, Lynda Lycett died after loosing a battle with Breast Cancer at the age of 62. Born as a Georgian native, her family stays in Mcdonough, a small town in Georgia.
For her education, Mary attended Morrow High School. She was a very athletic child as she participated in various sporting activities. She was, however, a stand-out basketball player. By the time she had finished high school, she was named Miss Georgia Basketball.
Mary would go on to attend the University of Georgia as she was a lifelong UGA fan. She joined the school in 2003 to play for legendary head coach Andy Landers. The star athlete, who became an SEC champion, was a member of the Lady Bulldogs team for four years from 1999 to 2003 before graduating with a degree in finance.
Despite having graduated over two decades ago, Mary Beth Lycett remains listed among her school’s all-time leaders in 3-point shooting percentage, free throw percentage and minutes played. After graduating from college, Mary is reported to have worked as a maths teacher at Cooper City High School in Florida before later returning to her alma mater to take an administrative position.
Who is Mary Beth Lycett’s Husband Kirby Smart?
Kirby Smart is the current head football coach of the Georgia Bulldogs in America. He was born on December 23, 1975 to Sony and Sharon Smart in Montgomery, Alabama, but grew up in Bainbridge, Georgia. He studied Finance at the University of Georgia and was a member of the football team.
Smart started his coaching career in the late 1990s and has climbed the success ladder to be a great football coach. His sports career started from his school days by serving as an assistant (2002), a defensive back coach (2004), a running back coach (2005), before later becoming a head coach (2015).
In 2021, he led the Bulldogs to a national championship, their first title win since 1980. This achievement paved way for him to become the highest-paid college football coach as he signed a ten-year deal worth $112.4 million.
How Mary Met Her Husband
When Mary Beth Lycett returned to the University of Georgia to work at the athletic association’s business office (games affiliations office), she met her future husband Kirby Smart. He had also returned to the school which he had also attended in 2005 to work as a running back coach with Mark Ritch. Kirby had needed her to arrange his itinerary plans for an interview through Mary, and the pair took a liking to each other.
The duo’s story had, however, started long before that. In 1997, Lycett’s father had taken her on a recruiting visit to watch a match between Georgia and Auburn. That turned out to be her first big SEC Game which she described as a “cool experience”. The auspicious fact about this particular game was that Kirby played as a safety for the Bulldogs in the game. Now married, Mary has access to all big SEC games to have “cooler experiences”.
Following their 2005 meeting, Kirby Smart and Mary Beth Lycett started dating and got married in 2006. They exchanged wedding vows on July 15, 2006, at St. James United Methodist Church in Athens, Georgia. They had their reception at Athens Country club before taking off to Jamaica for their honeymoon.
Mary Beth and Kirby Smart Have Three Children
Mary Beth Lycett and Kirby Smith have three children. Their first children were twins; Julia and Weston Smart, who were born in 2009. Weston is named after the city his parents lived in during the period they were born. He enjoys playing golf while his sister Julia plays soccer.
The youngest member of the family is Andrew Smart, who was born in 2012. Unlike his siblings, who play golf and soccer, Andrew enjoys swimming. He does so with all the members of his family. The Smarts live in a 1920s cottage home that was originally built as a hunting lodge but later converted into a private residential space.