Local school community mourning the loss of football coach


Livingston Parish News

DENHAM SPRINGS, La. (BRPROUD) – The sad news broke late Monday night that Denham Springs High School’s defensive coordinator, Brian Smith, had died after a long fight with colon cancer.

Smith was 52-year-old when he died and the Denham Springs man leaves a legacy of “friendship, dedication, and competition through the years.”

A celebration of life is taking place for Brian Smith at the Seale Funeral Home.

Details about the service and life of this beloved coach can be found below:

Brian Lee Smith “Smitty”, 52, of Denham Springs, LA, was surrounded by family when he lost his 5 year battle to cancer Monday, September 20, 2021. Brian loved his job of coaching football, working with the young men of his community, and was the proud owner of Lighting Maintenance for 25+ years. He was the current Defensive Coordinator for Denham Springs High School and the former Defensive Coordinator for Live Oak High School. He was a well respected coach and man of Livingston Parish and will be missed by all who knew him. He was survived by his loving wife, Jennifer Smith; children and their spouses, Nicholas Smith (Slade Blanchard), and Brooklyn Smith (Lee Nordyke); father and stepmother, H.L. Smith and Donna; mother, Linda Smith; mother-in-law, Marcy Bordelon; brothers and their spouses, Brad and Gina Smith, and Brett and Danielle Smith; as well as many other family members, friends, and fellow coaches. Visitation will be held at Seale Funeral Home, Denham Springs, Thursday, September 23, from 2 p.m. until celebration of his life at 4 p.m.

DSHS has set up the Brian Smith Memorial Athletic Donation and provided details in this tweet below:

The Seale Funeral Home is located at 1720 S. Range Ave.

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