NOTE: This is the first in a series of biographies about inductees to the 2019 Kitsap County Sports Hall of Fame. The HOF Banquet is Saturday, Jan. 26 at Kiana Lodge. A social hour begins at noon with lunch at 1 p.m. and induction at 1:30 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at kitsapathleticroundtable.org.
Craig Smith was one of many who helped start soccer in North Kitsap. He assisted the first Under 19 Boys soccer team for NK Soccer Club in 1977. Smith went to the North Kitsap School District board meetings for three years to establish the first soccer program for North Kitsap High in 1981. He coached the
Smith helped establish the Jefferson County Youth Soccer Club, FC Kitsap — the first select soccer program in Kitsap County — and coached at Chimacum High School five years and Port Townsend High School for two years. Smith also ran the North Kitsap
Craig Smith is the son of John K. Smith, a former sports writer for the Kitsap Sun during the late 1950’s-early
Brother of Tony Smith, a 4-year letterman
“He made any team he’s played for on this side of the sound the best, including our North Kitsap men’s team, The Chuggers. The Chuggers went to the finals over 50 national championships a couple of