“On your journey through life, make sure your biography has at least one extraordinary chapter.” —Unknown
A Colorado native, Chris Smith has been teaching high school students U.S. and world history for over 29 years. At STEM, he teaches world history, archaeology and AP World History. He also is the head coach for STEM’s first-ever track & field team.
He graduated from Colorado State University in 1992 with a Bachelor of Arts in history. Classes he has taught include U.S. History, AP U.S. History, World History, AP World History, U.S. Foreign Policy, Psychology, and Geography. He has coached cross country and track and field for the past 13 years, and looks forward to bringing that knowledge and excitement to STEM.
In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his wife Kathy and their three-and-a-half-year-old Labrador Retriever, Griffin. He enjoys running, skiing, road biking and trivia. He looks forward to an exciting year at STEM!
Cross Country Coach Bio:
A former Colorado State University distance runner, Chris S. Smith enters his second year as the head boys & girls cross country coach for the Spartans.
“I am extremely excited to work with STEM runners. The athletes that I’ve met so far are highly motivated and are eager to improve. Working with these Spartan teams is ideal; it will merge my passion for running with a desire to help student-athletes maximize their potential. I am grateful for this opportunity and am committed to helping Spartan runners succeed.”
During his collegiate years at Colorado State University, Coach Smith earned WAC All-Conference honors in cross country in 1990. His personal best times at Colorado State include 3:50.06 (1500m), 14:24.12 (5K) and 30:06.23 (10K). As a prep runner at Pomona High School in Arvada CO, Smith was a 4-time All-State selection in track and cross country. He held the Pomona school record in the 1600 meters at 4:16.20 for 30 years.