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Smith Academy is proud to provide our scholars with a high quality athletic program. We are full members of the Indiana High School Athletic Association (IHSAA) and we compete according to the rules and regulations set by the IHSAA.

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Athletic Director, Gary Merrell​

Coach Merrell has served as Athletic Director at Smith Academy since 2013. He is a member of the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame (and 3 other halls of fame). He has previously served as AD and head varsity basketball coach at several other schools in Indiana. During his coaching career, he amassed nearly 500 wins making him one of the winningest  coaches in the state of Indiana. He has also led teams to multiple sectional and regional championships as well as a state championship appearance.


We are proud of the growth our team has shown and look forward to continued growth. Go Fighting 54th!


Cross Country

The school is excited about the future of the cross country program as the team continues to grow and expand. 


Track and Field

We've seen great  growth in the track and field program. Each year we see personal and school records broken and we are excited to see times and distances continue to improve.



Smith Academy has participated in a flag football league and we are looking forward to fielding our first full contact team.


" 9th grade son and his freshmen basketball team played your 9th grade team twice. Both times, I was extremely impressed with how your team played... I congratulate the coaches, faculty, teachers and students at the Smith Academy... ”
-Parent of an Opponent

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