Zach Smith is a football coach appointed as a wide receiver’s coach by the Ohio State University in 2012. He worked for Urban Meyer, Urban, who won two BCS National Titles when he coached the University of Florida. After that, Zach worked with Urban for four years (2005-2009) at Ohio State Universit as a graduate assistant and Quality control assistant.
Since his childhood, Zach had dreamed of being a coach; he started to build-up passion for football after playing with his grandfather on the lawn while growing up. His grandfather Earle Bruce was a former Ohio State coach who was his inspiration to chase his dreams on fields.
Zach was born on 18 February 1984 in Dublin, Ohio. He attended Dublin Coffman High School. Later, Zach graduated from the University of Florida with a degree in Sports Management in 2007.
Later, in his pursuit of a career in football, he became part of two national championships during his years at Florida and was also named the Big Ten recruiter of the year in 2016 by Scout.com.
He stands at the height of 1.90meters (6 feet 3 inches) and weighs approximately 101.60kg.
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Wife- Domestic Violence
Zach was married to Courtney Smith—the couple had known one another before 2003. While in the relationship, they welcomed two children, a son Cameron born on (2 February 2010) and a daughter, Quinn, born on (23 March 2012).
But, unfortunately, their relationship didn't sail smooth, and they split after Courtney accused him of domestic violence. Zach's former wife Courtney had made statements concerning the abuse in her petition for divorce in 2015. She told that Zach feared for her safety during their marriage. She further confirmed receiving threatening messages, death threats, and physical abuse from her husband, Zach, even when she was pregnant.
Later, Courtney filed a protection order against Zach on 20 July 2018 and even listed out the horrible behaviors he had caused to her.
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After divorce with his first ex-wife Courtney with and allegations of domestic violence, he started getting pretty close to Justine Howe.
The pair are speculated to be dating since 2016. Together, they got blessed with a baby daughter named Lilly Grace on 29 June 2017. And now, Zach and Justine are blessed with another baby—they welcomed their kid, Avery Jean Smith, in October 2019.
Zach Smith with Justine Howe and family (October 2019)(Source: Justine’s Instagram)
It is still unsure as to if Zach and his lady love Justine has shared a wedding vows or not, but in social media, Zach prefers to call her "a better half."
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- His ex-wife Courtney created a blog in June 2019, further detailing the history of domestic with him. However, Zach still denies the allegations made against him. He even updated his Twitter bio as "False DV Abuse Claim Survivor - Pyscho Ex Survivor - Trying to save my kids every DAY. Fighting for Father's rights!! #NotMe.Z"
- Zach was arrested later in May 2019 for violating the protection order; he tried to pick up his children from Scioto Ridge Elementary School at 3.pm when he was not prior to picking them before 6 pm.
- Courtney and Zach had celebrated their 11th anniversary in June 2014.