Chicago Bears Coach Lovie Smith Joins IMG

By Community | October 22, 2012

Chicago Bears Head Coach, cure Lovie Smith, will now be represented by IMG after signing a deal with the sports, media and fashion company.

In addition, Matt Smith will also join IMG as a client manager in the Coaches division.

In making the announcement, IMG Senior Corporate Vice President and Head of IMG Clients, Sandy Montag, said, “We are thrilled that both Lovie and Matt are joining the IMG family.  I am also pleased that Matt has decided to join the company as an employee in our Coaches division.  I believe he will make a fantastic addition to our team.”

In his new role at IMG, Matt Smith will be based in Chicago, working as a client manager in the IMG Coaches division with a focus on further developing the IMG Coaches business model.

Smith, 54, has been the Head Coach of the NFL Chicago Bears football team since 2004.  Under his leadership as head coach, the Bears record and caliber of play has steadily improved.   Prior to becoming Bears Head Coach, Smith served as defensive coordinator of the St. Louis Rams under head coach Mike Martz. While in St. Louis, Smith improved the Rams defense, which went from giving up a league-worst 29.4 points per game in 2000 to an average of 17.1 points in 2001. The Rams won the 2001 NFC Championship and advanced to Super Bowl XXXVI.  Smith began his professional coaching career as a linebacker coach for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.