TALLAHASSEE, FL — Florida High assistant coach Ryan Smith passed away over the weekend after complications from cancer. He was 32.
Smith joined the Florida High football staff as the offensive line coach in 2019, helping lead the Seminoles to the Class 3A State Championship game, where they finished Runners-up. He was set to begin his first year as a full time teacher at Florida High this fall.
Smith was a Florida A&M alumni. He leaves behind his wife Darlysa and his son Taylor.
Many in the community remembered Smith fondly at the news of his passing.
Man this one hits too close to home! The saying that the good ones die young is so true today! Your support for us will never be forgotten my good brother! Rest in Heaven Ryan Smith!!! 🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾— Coach Willie Simmons (@HCWillieSimmons) June 29, 2020
Yesterday I received a call that one of my former students passed away. I brought him onto the equipment team in the spring of 2018. Ever since then he's been nothing but a brother. There was never a time we wasnt laughing.— Brandon Randolph (@shine_randolph) June 29, 2020
(Far right) RIP Ryan Smith pic.twitter.com/TrqqdQtn3J
Rest In Peace Coach Ryan Smith . A Great coach and an even better Friend ! Love you bro pic.twitter.com/wVcdnTKn5i— Ben James (@CoachJames63) June 29, 2020