Margaret (Meg) Smith lives in Birmingham, Alabama, where she works primarily with athletes and sports teams on intergroup dialogue and team building. She's been on staff for Team USA Wheelchair Rugby (aka "Murderball") since the 2016 season when they won Silver at the Rio de Janeiro Paralympics, and everyone continues to train hard (if separately) for the Tokyo now-2021 Paralympics. She teaches for the US Army Master Educator Course, master's level graduate program where soldiers assigned to instructional roles can earn an MA in Education, and she also teaches Sports in Society and Self-Concept in Sport and Sports Ethics for Auburn University's sports administration program.

 

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USA's Josh Wheeler takes a hit from Japan during the World Championships in Sydney, Australia. (courtesy @lexibrantacoon)
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USA staff during medal ceremony at Canada Cup in Vancouver, British Columbia. (UMD alum Margaret Smith (PhD 2015) on far right). (courtesy @lexibrantacoon)

 

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