In the fall of 2019, Coach Smithers celebrated her 20th year of coaching for the Cougars. Coach Alice was World Swimmer of the Year in 1970 when she broke two world records in the 100 and 200-meter butterfly. Also, she was a member of the US National 4 x 100 Medley Relay team that set a world record in Osaka, Japan. Coach Smithers is a native of Cincinnati and is married to Bob (CMHS Class of 1965, former CMHS Head football coach and Hall of Fame inductee). They have three children, Jason, Joshua (CMHS Class of ’95), and Kristen (CMHS Class of ’98) and seven grandchildren.