Celebration of Life Planned for Retired Coach Garey Smith

September 9, 2021

On Sunday, September 19, the family of Coach Garey Smith and Grand View University invite all friends, his former players, and supporters to a Celebration of Life open house. The family looks forward to sharing stories, photos of his coaching career, and to welcoming old friends. Visitors are welcome to stop by between 2 – 5 p.m. at the Grand View University Student Center (2811 E 14th St Des Moines). The open house will take place in CJ’s Place located on the first floor.

Coach Smith retired from Grand View as the Head Women's Basketball Coach following the 2017-18 season after a coaching career that spanned 36-years. He passed away in November 2020. His full obituary is available here.

Those wanting to show their support but unable to attend can direct gifts to the Garey Smith Scholarship Fund at Grand View. Gifts can be mailed to Grand View University – Attention Coach Smith Scholarship, 1200 Grandview Ave. Des Moines, IA 50316 or made online here by selecting athletics and women’s basketball.