Loran Smith
Loran  Smith

Position:
Executive Secretary, Georgia Bulldog Club

11/25/2015

UGAA Saddened by Loss of Jay Lowe

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There may be no more versatile staff member at the University of Georgia Athletic Association than Loran Smith.

The former long time executive secretary of the Georgia Bulldog Club and 1959 Bulldog track MVP and 1960 captain has been an important building block of what has become one of the nation's top athletic programs.

Smith has spent most of his professional life at UGA after graduation and during that time has held positions as Assistant Sports Information Director, Business Manager, and Executive Director of the Georgia Bulldog Club, and member of the Athletic Association Development Office.

He's also served as executive producer of the football coach's television show, packager of the game radio broadcasts, host of the Mark Richt post-game locker room show, and sideline reporter during the games. He still serves as co-host of the pre-game Tailgate Show,

Throughout his career he has served as editor of the printed game day program and has been a prolific author penning a regular column that still appears in the Athens Banner Herald as well as several newspapers around the state. He has written a number of books including: "Glory, Glory" (with Lewis Grizzard), "Fifty Years on the Fifty" (the Orange Bowl story); "Dooley's Dawgs" (with Vince Dooley); "Between the Hedges" (story of Georgia's first 100 years of football); "Let a Dead Horse Rest;" "Let the Big Dog Eat" (with his wife, Myrna, a collection of tailgate recipes); "Finish the Drill" (the inside story of Georgia's 2002 championship season); "Beloved Dawgs" (four years of David Pollack and David Greene); "Wally's Boys" (story of Wally Butts' years as head football coach); The Athens Sketchbook" (history of Athens and UGA); and his most recent book--"The Football Vault" (the story of Georgia football from 1892-2007). He has also written five books on The Masters published by the Augusta National Golf Club.

A native of Wrightsville, Ga., Smith is a past chairman of the State of Georgia Sports Hall of Fame and was elected to the Hall of Fame in 1997. Smith is a former publicity director of the Coaches All-America game and former Secretary of the Georgia Athletic Coaches Association and Executive Director of the Georgia High School All-Star games. He is married to the former Myrna Warren of Covington, Ga., and they have two children, Camille and Kent, both graduates of the University of Georgia. They have four grandchildren.

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    7:00 PM
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  • Friday, Apr 29
    7:30 PM
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    Friday, Apr 29
    6:00 PM
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    3:00 PM
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    Sunday, May 1
    2:00 PM
    at Vanderbilt
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    Sunday, May 1
    2:00 PM
    vs Ole Miss
    Athens, Ga.
    Thursday, May 5
    All Day
    vs NCAA Regional
    TBD
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    7:00 PM
    vs Ole Miss
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    Friday, May 6
    7:30 PM
    at Alabama
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    Friday, May 6
    All Day
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    2:00 PM
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    12:00 PM
    at Alabama
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    Saturday, May 7
    All Day
    vs NCAA Regional
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    1:00 PM
    vs Ole Miss
    Athens, Ga.
    Sunday, May 8
    2:30 PM
    at Alabama
    Tuscaloosa, Ala.
    Wednesday, May 11
    6:00 PM
    vs Western Carolina
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    Starkville, Miss.
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    Tuscaloosa, Ala.
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    7:00 PM
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    TBA
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    3:00 PM
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    2:00 PM
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    Eugene Country Club (Eugene, Ore.)
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    Eugene Country Club (Eugene, Ore.)
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    Eugene, Ore.
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    Eugene, Ore.
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