Head Football Coach

Drametrice Smith is a native of Lauderhill, Florida. He is entering his third season as the Head Football Coach at the University of Ft. Lauderdale. Coach Smith, has taught several courses on campus and is completing retention data to retain students and student – athletes. Smith is one of the originals in building fourteen varsity sport programs, scheduling games (guarantee contracts to enhance athletics overall). Also, Smith has secured donors to buy in to the UFTL Way, such as Plantation Ford, Phil Smith Chevrolet, Spoons Café, Just Spoon’s Café, Ocean Drive and Mr. Bill Subs. Other things Smith has executed, he has developed a relationship in the community to utilize venues for all sports here at UFTL, Smith endorse contracts with Team Doctors for All Sports here at UFTL. Smith has mentored several athletes to matriculate towards graduation in Timothy Green, Kenny Joseph and Malik White have all earned their degree here at University of Fort Lauderdale under Smith’s tutelage.

Smith served in the National League Football Front Office in New York 2020. Also, Smith has worked as Defensive Back and Special Teams Coach for the Jacksonville Jaguars of the National Football League 2019 during Training Camp. Previous roles, Special Teams Coordinator, Co-Defensive Coordinator/Defensive Backs and Head Track & Field Coach at Lane College.

During his tenure at Lane College, under Smith’s tutelage defensively, Brayce McKinzie was named to the All-Conference first team. The sophomore Geneva, Florida native finished the season with 72 total tackles, 30 solo tackles with 14 tackles for loss for a total of 86 yards including 3.5 sacks for 12 lost yards. He also forced and recovered two fumbles and blocked a kick this season.

Smith Coordinator Special Teams that produce electrifying game-winning results led by Freshman athlete Anthony Evelyn. Evelyn was selected for the SIAC All-Conference second team for his duties returning kicks with the Dragons. The Atlantic Beach, Florida native, in his first season with Lane College, compiled 532 yards returning kicks. He also picked up four receptions for 25 yards, giving him an average of 62.3 all-purpose yards per game.

During his tenure at Lane College picking up a homecoming win over Allen University, Smith and the Dragons shocked the conference, knocking off powerhouse Miles College 15-14, thanks to a 34-yard field goal as time expired at home in Jackson, TN.

Smith has worked at Bacone College as Special Teams Coordinator and Defensive Backs Coach 2017. Drametrice has coached at University of Faith, FL in 2014 as the Co-Defensive Coordinator. Previous coaching stops include Arkansas Baptist College, Bethel College, Feather River College, Ft. Valley State University, and St. Thomas Aquinas High School.

Drametrice brings over a decade of coaching experience to University of Ft. Lauderdale. He has a Christian mentality and a very hungry attitude to minister while assisting in moving the Eagles program in the direction of championship-caliber football! Drametrice is the nephew of the University of Georgia All- American and Philadelphia Eagles NFL All-Pro Safety, Benjamin Smith. As a player at University of South Florida, Smith started as a nickel back for USF defense in his third season and contributed at strong safety plus seeing action on special teams in thirty consecutive games. Won the team’s 2002 Overachiever Award. Historical moment, Smith played in the first bowl game ever at University of South Florida against North Carolina State University in Mienken Care Bowl. He attended both University of South Florida and Missouri Baptist University for his undergraduate degree, while completing his master’s degree in Sports management in 2014. He is currently working on his doctorate in Education from Walden University.