Terry M. Smith was born July 29, 1969 in Aliquippa, PA to the parents of Harvey & Marian Smith.
Terry resides in Churchill, PA with his wife, Alison. They have two children: Haley Smith, 10, and Justin King, 22, who was selected in the 4th round by the St. Louis Rams in the 2008 NFL Draft and 2005 US Army All America Bowl Player.
Terry was a two-year football starter on two WPIAL championship teams in 1985 and 1986 at Gateway High School. As quarterback, he led the USA Today #3 nationally ranked team to a season of 13-0 and victory against North Hills (then ranked #1 nationally) in 1986. During grades seven through twelve, he held a record of 39-2. Terry was a Pennsylvania Big 33 selection and a 2001 Gateway Sports Hall of Fame Inductee. In addition, he was a three-year basketball starter and led the team to it’s first-ever PIAA state playoff. He was also a Dapper Dan Round Ball selection.
Terry received an athletic scholarship to Penn State University where he earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management in 1991. As a receiver and punt returner at the university, he earned four varsity letters and was a three-year starter. His teammates voted him to be co-captain his senior year. He finished his collegiate career as Penn State’s 1991 MVP, 6th in all time catches, 7th in all time yards receiving, 4th all time receiving touchdowns, 1st team All East Selection, selected to play in the 1992 Japan Bowl and received consideration for the Heisman trophy.
The Washington Redskins selected Terry in the 1992 NFL draft. He also played professional football with the Toronto Argonauts and Shreveport Pirates of the Canadian Football League and the Albany Firebirds of the Arena League.
Terry’s past coaching career includes Defensive Pass Coordinator at Hempfield High School District (7-3 record) where the team made the WPIAL playoffs for the 1st time in school history and the defense gave up only two touchdowns passing all year. He produced two all section players and one player received a Division I scholarship. Terry then served as Offensive Pass Coordinator for Duquesne University (33-11 record) which produced: two MAAC conference championships; two different MAAC offensive players of the year; four different 1st team all MAAC players; three Mid Major All-Americans; one MAAC Rookie of the Year; and the Dukes led the MAAC conference in passing offense four consecutive years. Other coaching included Head Boys Basketball Coach of Monroeville Area Activity Center (MAAC), and the head coach for MAAC’s Boys and Girls Track and Field program for 6 years. He coached several track and field athletes to national championships with three placing in the top 10, and nine who placed in the top 25. Terry also served as the 9th Grade Boys Basketball Coach and Varsity Offensive Coordinator of Gateway High School.
In 2002, Terry became the Head Football Coach of his high school alma mater, Gateway High School, and in 2003 he became the Athletic Director and continued as the head football coach. In his first year as Head Football Coach, Terry revitalized a once proud program that went from a 3-7 (2001) to 9-3 (2002). During his first year, he led the team to the section championship and made an appearance as semi-finalists in the WPIAL playoffs. Prior to being hired at Gateway High School, the Gateway football program had a 43-85-2 record and one play-off appearance in 12 years. Under Terry’s leadership of eight years the Gators have: a 77-20 record; eight straight play-off appearances; six Conference Championships; four WPIAL Championship runner-ups; two WPIAL Semi-Final appearances; and three WPIAL Quarter-Final appearances. Terry has been selected six times as “Conference Coach of the Year”, two times as “Times Express Coach of the Year” and also received “Monroeville Citizen of the Year” in 2003 and 2008 for his involvement in the community. Terry has produced 3 nationally ranked “Top 20 players,” 6 nationally ranked “Top 200 players,” 69 – “1st team All Conference players,” 7 “Pennsylvania Big 33 All Star Selections,” 20 “All State Players,” 17 “Pittsburgh Post Gazette Fabulous 22” selections, 15 “Pittsburgh Tribune Review Terrific 25” selections, 2 “Parade All Americans,” a “Gatorade Pennsylvania Player of the year,” 4 “U.S. Army National All American” selections and 2 “USA Today All Americans and a 2008 Butkus Award Finalist.” Since 2002, Terry has produced 19 Division IA athletes, 13 IAA athletes and over 60 student athletes playing college football. Gateway had not produced a Division I football player since 1989. Terry’s record of 77-20 at Gateway for his eight-year tenure is the highest win percentage (79.4%) of Gateway Gators all-time football coaching records, including legendary coach Pete Antimarino who coached at Gateway for 31 years. In 2008, Gateway had its 1st undefeated regular season (9-0) since 1986 when Terry was the quarterback. Gateway repeated the undefeated regular season in 2009 (9-0).
Terry has been involved in athletics for over 30 years as a player, coach, volunteer, advisor and scout. In addition to being the current Athletic Director and Head Football Coach for Gateway School District, he has worked four years at the collegiate level as an assistant football coach and played professional football in the NFL, CFL and the Arena Football League.
1. 2003 & 2008 Citizen of the Year
2. 2010 Founder and President of the Western PA Black Coaches Association
3. 2008 & 2009 WPIAL Baseball Steering Committee Member
4. 2010 WPIAL Basketball Steering Committee Member
5. 2010 Head Coach of Chesapeake Bowl in Baltimore Maryland
6. Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame East Boro’s Chapter Inductee (2009)
7. Pittsburgh Courier 2010 50 Men of Excellence Recipient
Originally from Scranton, George majored in sports and math in college. After graduating from Bloomsburg University, he received his first job as assistant coach at William Penn High School and then Head Coach at John Harris High School. While at John Harris, he went on a magnificent run and the Pioneers were regarded as the best and most powerhouse team throughout the 1960's in Pennsylvania. Chaump went from being a high school coach to becoming a college coach after his great success at John Harris. Woody Hayes, the legendary Ohio State coach, was interested and George accepted a job as the quarterbacks coach/offensive coordinator and helped lead the Buckeyes to the National Championship in 1968. He coached at Marshall University, the Naval Academy, the University of Indiana of Pennsylvania and Ohio State. Eventually, he became a running back coach for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. His teams won national championships, and many coaches today still use the terms Liz and Rip - two words created by Chaump to designate receivers and formation. He returned to Central Pennsylvania in 1997 to coach at Central Dauphin High School and had great success. He took over as head coach of Harrisburg High School in 2003, which had just received a magnificent new sports facility that year and lead the Cougars to a District III Championship in 2007. He has restored the pride at Harrisburg High School and his teams are now competitive year after year.
Tim Rimpfel, Head Coach of Cumberland Valley High School Football Team, was honored last June with his induction into the Pennsylvania Scholastic Football Coaches Association Hall of Fame. Coach Rimpfel has been a longtime coaching icon on the sidelines in Central Pennsylvania. He is a graduate of Bishop McDevitt High in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania and West Chester State University in West Chester, Pennsylvania. Mr. Rimpfel has amassed 208 wins, 49 losses and 1 tie over the course of his twenty-one year career at Cumberland Valley High School. His overall coaching record currently stands at 276 wins, 91 losses and 3 ties.
Before beginning his tenure with the Cumberland Valley School District, Mr. Rimpfel was a very successful Head Coach at Bishop McDevitt High School and Trinity High School. Under his teaching, the Cumberland Valley High School Football Team captured the 1992 PIAA State Class AAAA Football Championship, as well as nine District III Championship titles including one this past year. He has won a total of eleven District III Championship titles, Coach Rimpfel's teams captured two titles with Bishop McDevitt High School in 1985 and 1987. Also, Mr. Rimpfel's teams were four-time Finalist in District III and he has a career playoff record of 34 wins and 14 losses, including a remarkable 30 win and 8 losses District record. Coach Rimpfel is an example of dedication, hard work, skill, and enthusiasm. He is truly a role model for the young athletes in the Central Pennsylvania area and deserves this recognition. We would like to congratulate him on his coaching dedication and his contributions in giving back to the community.