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Glenn Smith
Glenn Smith
Position: Head Athletic Trainer
Phone: 918-495-7746
Email: gsmith@oru.edu
Glenn Smith, or “Smitty” as he is known around campus, can proudly claim that he has been the only head athletic trainer in the history of ORU Athletics.

Now in his 39th year with the athletic department, Smitty is also an instructor in the health, physical education and recreation department. The ORU Athletic Department named its Mabee Center sports medicine facility “Smitty’s Suite”, in honor of his service to the University.

A native of Tulsa and a graduate of Will Rogers High School, Smith came to ORU in 1972. Prior to that, he served two years as head trainer at Northeastern Oklahoma A&M and was an assistant trainer at Oklahoma State University. Smith received his bachelor’s in 1970 and master’s in 1971 from Oklahoma State University. Smith served as Henry Iba’s last trainer during the 1970-71 season, the end of Iba’s legendary, Hall of Fame career at OSU.

Smith has been the head trainer for numerous sporting events in Tulsa, including the annual Oklahoma High School Coaches Association All-Star Game 23 times. He also served as the head athletic trainer for the NCAA Midwest Regional Basketball Tournaments held at the ORU Mabee Center in 1974, 1975, 1978, 1982 and 1985.

A noted racquetball player, Smith and his partner Dr. Edward Tarr were the 1993 state champions in doubles for Oklahoma in the ĎA’ Division and received an invitation to the national tournament in Phoenix that year.

Smith has taken first place in a number of racquetball tournaments over the past several years, including the Tulsa Metro Challenge Veteran Open.

Smith and his wife Mona have been married for 34 years. They have two children, Josh and Rachel Leigh.

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