Strength-Coach-Greg-SmithGreg Smith —“the wheelchair dude with attitude”— passed away on June 2 at age 52. He dedicated his life and career to increasing disability awareness through the media and public speaking.

Smith’s Encyclopedia.com entry reads, “As one of two children, Gregory Allen Smith was born to Jim and Adelia Barnes Smith on March 25, 1964 in Bay Springs, Mississippi. His mother was a language arts teacher; his father had been an All-America quarterback at Alcorn University and later coached high school sports and became an business executive. When Smith was 3 years old, the family moved to upstate New York after his father completed his master’s degree and went to work for Corning Glassworks. When Smith was in the fourth grade his father was transferred to Chicago, and Smith spent the rest of his childhood and teen years t