|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
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.