Jermaine Mith

Cynthia Smith | April 26th, 2018
Jermaine  Smith

Jermaine Smith

Jermaine Smith has a wealth of experience working with youth and athletics throughout the State of North Carolina. He is the Founder/CEO of TAPS Inc., a non-profit organization in Charlotte, North Carolina that has provided After School enrichment, cultural arts, summer camps and sports to over 800 at-risk youth.

Jermaine has been the Regional Director of AAU Football since 2015 overseeing the Southern Football Conference. Under his leadership the conference has produced FIVE state championships and three National Titles. He has also served as an assistant coach in the high school rankings and is the Head Football Coach for the 2017 Conference Champion Ridge Road Middle School Ravens, feeder school for powerhouse Mallard Creek High School.

Jermaine has hosted a free football camp for the last three years in his hometown of Eden, N.C. to give back to the community that helped to mode him. Jermaine’s goal is to prepare athletes for life beyond the playing fields. In January of 2018 he was named Fullback/Linebacker coach of Charlotte’s new Professional Arena Football Team, the Carolina Energy.

At the college level, Smith was a starter for the national champion (NAIA) Central State of Ohio Marauders in 1995, his final collegiate season.

He finished that year with 50 tackles, eight quarterback sacks and three forced fumbles. Smith began his collegiate career at Northeast Oklahoma Junior College, earning national Junior College All-America honors as a sophomore, and transferred to East Carolina in 1994, closing out the season as the team’s leading tackler in the 1995 Liberty Bowl against Illinois.

Jermaine transferred to Central State of Ohio for his final season in 1995. Jermaine spent eight years from 1996 – 2002 as a player in the NFL, CFL and Arena Football Leagues. Jermaine is married to Cynthia Floyd and has raised 6 children. Cynthia has been a vital piece in the continued movement of TAPS.

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