State Athletic Commission picks Smith for chairman

State Athletic Commission picks Smith for chairman

September 16th, 2009 in Local Regional News

Press Release

NASHVILLE - In a unanimous vote Sept. 14, 2009, the Tennessee Athletic Commission elected Joe Smith of Chattanooga to succeed Jack Sammons as its chairman.

Smith had previously served as vice chairman of the commission, which began July 2008. Sammons' term ended Sept. 5.

Smith operates a nonprofit boxing program for youths in his hometown of Chattanooga, Tenn. He also served as a coach for the U.S. Olympic Boxing Team and traveled with the U.S. Boxing Team to Beijing for the 2008 Olympics.