Connie Price-Smith
Coach Connie Price-Smith of University of Mississippi
Personal information
Birth nameConstance Marie Price
Born (1962-06-03) June 3, 1962 (age 61)
St. Charles, Missouri, U.S.
EducationSouthern Illinois University[1]
Height6 ft 3.5 in (192 cm)[2]
Weight209 lb (95 kg)
John Smith[3]
(m. 1990)
SportAthletics (track and field)
Event(s)Shot put, Discus throw
College teamSouthern Illinois University-Carbondale
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)Shot Put: 64' 3" (19.58m) [4]
Discus: 212' 8" (64.82m)
Price-Smith in 1994

Connie Price-Smith (born Constance Marie Price, June 3, 1962) is an American shot putter and discus thrower. Price-Smith is also a four-time Olympian.[5] She graduated from Southern Illinois University-Carbondale in 1985.[4]

Later career

Price-Smith was also named to the 2012 Olympic track & field team coach staff in London. On July 21, 2015, she started her tenure as the head coach at the University of Mississippi. She was named women's head coach for the United States team at the 2016 Summer Olympics, again in Rio de Janeiro.

In 2016, she was elected into the National Track and Field Hall of Fame.[6]

International competitions

Year Competition Venue Position Notes
Representing the  United States
1987 Pan American Games Indianapolis, United States 3rd Discus
World Championships Rome, Italy NM^ Discus
1988 Olympic Games Seoul, South Korea 16th (q) Discus
18th (q) Shot put
1989 World Indoor Championships Budapest, Hungary 10th Shot put
IAAF World Cup Barcelona, Spain 7th Discus
1991 World Indoor Championships Seville, Spain 7th Shot put
World Championships Tokyo, Japan 11th Shot put
Pan American Games Havana, Cuba 2nd Shot put
1992 Olympic Games Barcelona, Spain 20th (q) Discus
IAAF World Cup Havana, Cuba 4th Shot put
7th Discus
1993 World Indoor Championships Toronto, Canada 9th Shot put
1994 World Cup London, United Kingdom 8th Discus
1995 World Indoor Championships Barcelona, Spain 2nd Shot put
World Championships Gothenburg, Sweden 9th Shot put
Pan American Games Mar del Plata, Argentina 1st Shot put
1996 Olympic Games Atlanta, United States 5th Shot put
1997 World Indoor Championships Paris, France 6th Shot put
World Championships Athens, Greece 5th Shot put
1998 IAAF World Cup Johannesburg, South Africa 3rd Shot put
Goodwill Games Uniondale, United States 2nd Shot put
1999 World Indoor Championships Maebashi, Japan 4th Shot put
World Championships Seville, Spain 11th Shot put
Pan American Games Winnipeg, Canada 1st Shot put
2000 Olympic Games Sydney, Australia 16th (q) Shot put
2001 World Indoor Championships Lisbon, Portugal 10th Shot put


  1. ^ "All Miss bio". Archived from the original on April 14, 2016. Retrieved April 4, 2016.
  2. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Connie Price-Smith". Olympics at Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on August 27, 2011. Retrieved March 30, 2018.
  3. ^ "Opposites Attract: Smiths to celebrate 25 years of marriage later this year". February 14, 2015. Archived from the original on March 21, 2015. Retrieved April 4, 2016.
  4. ^ a b SIUC (2008). "Profile Connie Price-Smith". SIUC. Archived from the original on January 5, 2008. Retrieved February 7, 2008.
  5. ^ USA Track & Field (2008). "Profile Connie Price-Smith". USA Track & Field. Archived from the original on December 22, 2019. Retrieved May 10, 2013.
  6. ^ "USA Track & Field - Connie Price-Smith". Archived from the original on December 22, 2019. Retrieved December 22, 2019.