His team went during that span. Softball community mourns longtime coach Dick Smith. Olympic diving team spots were filled by Dick Smith-coached divers. Buck Dawson Authors Award. My meetings with Smith away from the diamond generally happened at USF sporting events. Smith survived by diving off a wing into the ocean as the plane went down in flames.
His distinguished war record includes the non-military honor of European Diving Champion.
St. Francis family loses a gem as longtime softball coach Dick Smith dies
Select the text alerts you want to receive: Army and as an FBI special agent, died Saturday after a long battle with cancer. Short Course Yards Aquatic Directory: Francis softball players will have a patch on their helmets this season to honor longtime coach Dick Smith. Francis staff in under head coach Ed Serdar. He was a close friend of former Herald-News sports editor and longtime local journalist Bob Drazkowski. On January 30,returning from coaching the host New Zealand team at the Commonwealth Games in Christchurch, Smith was one of 4 survivors out of passengers when he walked away from a plane crash in Pago Pago.