Director of Athletics Ryan Smith ‘93 was recently named to the FHSAA Board of Directors. The organization serves as the governing body for athletics in the state of Florida. Smith, the first member of the Benjamin community to serve on the Board in the School’s history, will serve as the representative for Section 4, Private School.
Head of Upper School Fletcher Carr said he is incredibly proud of the high honor Smith’s election confers.
“It is clear through my work here with other secondary-level administrators across the state, particularly in athletics and athletics policy, that Ryan is viewed as one of the top Athletic Directors in the state,” said Carr.
Carr said Smith is an engaged, respected, and experienced leader in the field of athletics.
“As a high-level former coach, he understands that critical aspect of a school sports program; and as someone who ‘bleeds orange and blue,’ he understands the unique experience of a Benjamin student-athlete. As an institution, we benefit daily, in admissions, marketing, and program, from Ryan's - and his excellent staff's - skill and experience."
Smith, whose term will commence in July and run through three school years, said his goal is to solicit information from all the Section 4 schools and get their feedback on current bylaws and policies in place.
“My number one goal is to represent Section 4 and the entire state of Florida,” said Smith.
A premier PK3 - Grade 12 independent, coeducational day school with campuses in North Palm Beach and Palm Beach Gardens. Since 1960, The Benjamin School has provided a challenging college preparatory education to a diverse student body in a structured, nurturing community environment.