Alphonso Smith is beginning his 14th year as head equipment manager for football, and in his 10th year overseeing all equipment operations. Smith served as a basketball manager during his undergraduate and graduate years at Clemson (1985-92). He was a member of the staff of Clemson's only ACC regular season championship team in history (1990). He also served as a graduate assistant in 1992.
Smith worked as assistant equipment supervisor at the University of Memphis for three years. His responsibilities were assisting with football and he was in charge of men's and women's basketball, women's golf, men's and women's track.
Smith is a 1991 graduate of Clemson University and he earned his degree in social science secondary education. He is a member of the Athletic Equipment Managers Association and is currently serving as the District III Director of the association. He was named Equipment Manager of the Year for District III in 2006-07.
Smith is married to the former Kim Teel of Omaha, NE. They have a son, Andrue Christopher.