Art Smith distinguished himself as an outstanding coach in both wrestling and track & field. As of 2021, his career record as wrestling coach was 320-129-3 with eighteen league championships across the KSAC and the BAL. Art coached twenty-two wrestlers who placed at the Independent School State Tournament, including four Individual State Championships. As a member of the PIAA, Art’s wrestlers have won 17 District Championships, and his wrestlers have placed as high as 2nd in the state. His track teams compiled a mark of 76-15, while winning 7 KSAC championships. Art’s resilience and his motto of “No excuses” have inspired generations of Griffins to become better athletes and better men. Tough in the classroom as well, Mr. Smith was best known for his challenging chemistry class.