Pete Smith

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Pete started with Performance Services in June of 2016. He retired as a teacher, administrator, and coach for five Indiana school corporations during a 33-year career in education a month earlier. Originally working for the South Bend Community School Corporation as a coach and student-teacher, Pete was hired directly out of college by Warsaw Community Schools. His teaching and coaching path then took him to Manchester Community Schools, Noblesville Schools, Penn-Harris-Madison Schools, and Carmel Clay Schools. Predominately in accounting and business economics classrooms, Pete built an equally successful tenure as a physical education and health teacher and as a varsity boys’ basketball coach, varsity track & field coach, and in athletic administration. While coaching the Noblesville Millers, Pete was an integral part of the 1995 building project for the new high school gymnasium. “The Mill” plays host to many IHSAA tournament events.

On the hardwood, Pete played for legendary coach Homer Drew at Bethel University. After serving as an assistant coach for Warsaw’s state title run in 1984, in 1987, he began his head basketball coaching career at Manchester High School and led the school to an undefeated regular season during the 1990-1991 campaign. After heading coaching stops at Noblesville, Penn & Carmel, Pete reached the pinnacle of head coaching twice, leading Guerin Catholic High School to 3A state championships in 2012 and 2015. The Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame inducted Pete into the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame in March of 2024.

Serving as an educational consultant for several editions of Glencoe accounting textbooks, Pete was awarded The South Bend Tribune Teacher of the Year award at Penn High School in the 1997-1998 year.  Some of Pete’s coaching highlights included receiving The National Association of Basketball Coaches Guardians of the Game Award for Advocacy at the NCAA Final Four in San Antonio in April 2008. He coached in two McDonald’s High School All-American Games and served as the Director of the Indiana-Kentucky All-Star Basketball Game, known as the World Series of High School Basketball.

Pete and his wife Vicky live in Westfield after residing for over 25 years on Morse Lake in Noblesville. They have three grown children and three grandchildren. They enjoy being outdoors, spending time together traveling, and being with friends and their family.


  • BA Business Education, Administration, Physical Education, Bethel College, 1983
  • Graduate Business School & Vocational Endorsement, Ball State University, 1985


  • Indiana Sports Corporation
  • National Association of Basketball Coaches
  • 50 Club of Hamilton County Board Member, Past President
  • Tony Etchison Foundation Board Member
  • Bryce William Mitchell Memorial Foundation Board Member
  • Past Board Member of the Boys and Girls Club of Noblesville
  • 43-yr. Member of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, Past Exalter Ruler
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