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|Full name||John William Smith|
|Born||August 9, 1965 (age 52)
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, U.S.
John William Smith (born August 9, 1965 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma) is an American amateur wrestler and coach. He is a 3-time Big Eight champion, 2-time NCAA champion, 4-time World Champion, 2-time Olympic Games champion, a winner of the AAU Sullivan Award and is currently the head coach of wrestling at Oklahoma State University.
Smith grew up in a wrestling family in Del City, Oklahoma, a suburb of Oklahoma City. His high school career record was 105–5, where he earned state medal each year – placing 2nd as a freshman, 3rd as a sophomore, and a 2× state champion winning it his junior and senior year. His older brother Leroy and younger brother Pat Smith also wrestled for Del City High School and Oklahoma State University. All three became national champions in college. The youngest Smith brother, Mark, wrestled at Oklahoma State and was also an All-American. Smith's nephews Mark and Chris Perry are also national collegiate champions. Mark won two titles while wrestling for the University of Iowa. Chris won two titles under John's tutelage at Oklahoma State University.
Smith's college career record is 154-7-2; his domestic freestyle record is 77-3; and his international freestyle record is 100-5.
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