Dottie Smith
Dottie Smith
City: Breese
State: Illinois
Hometown: Cerro Gordo, Illinois
Team: Friend of KC

Dottie Smith graduated from Blackburn College in 1960 and was a member of both the women's basketball and tennis teams. Dottie became part of the Kaskaskia College family in 1966 when Coach Larry Smith took on the position of Head Men's Baseball Coach.  Dottie was a devoted wife and mother to her own family and to the athletes she so readily adopted.  From 1966 until 2002, Dottie was without question Kaskaskia College’s #1 Fan.

Dottie was a dedicated advocate of the baseball and basketball teams during her husband’s distinguished thirty-six year coaching career at Kaskaskia College. During this time, she rarely missed a game at home or on the road.  A integral supporter of Kaskaskia College Athletics and  devoted to the well being of student athletes, Dottie prepared meals for the baseball team to take with them to away games and always provided healthy snacks and treats for both home and away games. As a mother figure to the students while they were away from home, she laundered their uniforms with care so that the teams would always represent Kaskaskia College with a spotless image. 

In 1977, Dottie Smith chose to return to a teaching career at Willow Grove Grade School in Centralia, Illinois; positively influencing the lives of other children in the community.  Her legacy to Kaskaskia College and the community was her exemplary enthusiasm, dedication and caring nature.