Coach Bryce Smith
October 24, 2022
Coach Bryce Smith has been involved in extracurricular activities ever since he was 11 years old when he joined the boy scouts. He didn’t start school sports until he was a freshman in high school, in which he did football, track, show choir, and the ultimate frisbee team. Smith did football all four years of high school, track until his junior year, and ultimate frisbee as an intramural sport at Iowa State University off and on.
One low of extracurriculars is the time commitment, Smith has spent hours upon hours coming up with practice plans and more. “Mrs. Smith is not terribly fond of me being gone for so long,” said Smith. Extracurriculars have many highs including being up and moving, being presented with challenges from an intellectual standpoint, and building community within the school. There is one that stands out the most to him, which is team comradery. Smith likes seeing kids who you normally wouldn’t see “in pads or on the track” together.
Smith has learned so much from doing these extra activities. He learned delayed gratification, paying your dues, taking your time, and doing the right thing. Smith always tells his kids that “success is the product of doing the details right.”
In the end, Smith wanted to round out his personality by doing these extracurriculars. If he didn’t do these activities, he wouldn’t know what he would be doing now “had I not been in sports.” Doing sports has made him realize that he is happy about where he’s at. “I’m happy with where I am now, I’m happy to continue doing what I’m doing whether that’s in education or coaching.”