Fred Smith Champion Award

The Fred Smith Champion Award was established in 2003 to honor Athletic Director and Head Men’s Basketball Coach Fred Smith on achieving his 400th coaching victory at Siena. Since the establishment of this award, Coach Smith surpassed 500 coaching victories and was inducted into the NAIA Hall of Fame in 2006.

This award honors Smith for his 36-plus years of service as men’s basketball coach and athletic director, his friendly and caring attitude, and his ability to shoulder responsibility without complaint and overcome adversity with success.

All Siena community members are eligible for the award.  Nominations should demonstrate and/or detail the nominee’s passion to a particular area or cause, devotion and commitment to Siena Heights University, ability to deal successfully with adversity and handle heavy responsibility without complaint.  In addition, there should be evidence the nominee cares deeply for others and treats them with dignity and respect.

To nominate, please complete and submit the form at right.

Nominations are due by May 8.



Nomination Form