Branwen Smith King signed on as the Bermuda Olympic Association Project Coordinator.
Smith King has been involved in Sports all her life and is now looking forward to helping Bermudians to progress.
Smith King was the Assistant Director of Athletics and a Senior Woman Administrator at Tufts University, Medford MA.
She is an experienced Collegiate Athletic Administrator, Instructor and National caliber Head Coach with over 30 years of leadership in higher education.
Smith-King developed into an Olympic hopeful—she competed in the Pan American Games in Cali, Colombia, in 1971 as a 15-year-old, and she attended the Olympic Youth Camp at the 1972 Munich Games. She was Bermuda’s assistant track and field coach for the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta.
The camaraderie she experienced as an athlete strengthened her desire to pursue a career in sports. “To me, athletics represents the beauty of humankind,” she said. “It doesn’t matter what language you speak, what color your skin is, what country you’re from. That didn’t matter when the starting gun went off or the game would start. I had experienced that firsthand, and I loved that.”