Sherman Smith grew up in Youngstown, Ohio, and played collegiate football for Miami of Ohio. From there, he went on to be drafted in the second round of the 1976 NFL draft by the Seattle Seahawks. Sherman spent eight years in the NFL. Following his playing career, Sherman began teaching and coaching. He was an assistant coach for multiple NFL teams including the Houston Oilers, which became the Tennessee Titans. He coached the running backs for the Seattle Seahawks when they won Super Bowl XLVIII.
The Chattanooga Area Leadership Prayer Breakfast was established in 1979 by Ted DeMoss, John Steffner, John Wright and John Stophel. The first breakfast was held at the Chattanooga Choo Choo with Chuck Colson of Prison Fellowship as the main speaker.
The purpose of the Chattanooga Area Leadership Prayer Breakfast is to encourage morality and ethics in the lives of all people in positions of leadership in business, government and the professions. The prayer breakfast is under the sponsorship of a citizens committee chaired by T. W. Francescon, Jr.
Free parking is available at Finley Stadium, with free shuttle bus service from Finley to the Chattanooga Convention Center every five minutes beginning at 6:15 a.m. Tickets cost $20 per person and are available online at www.chattanoogaprayerbreakfast.com, or by sending a check payable to Prayer Breakfast and mailed to Jackson Wingfield, c/o Wingfield Scale, 2205 Holtzclaw Avenue, Chattanooga, TN 37404. For information, call (423) 698- 0100 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.