Coach Alisa Smedley Biography
"Coach Smedley was born in Cleveland, Ohio. She shares that she was born into twenty negative barriers - teen parents, addiction, violence, incarceration, sexual abuse, and poverty among others. Her father's 15-year incarceration and the incarceration of her uncles and aunt, totaling over 75 years behind bars, had a dramatic effect on her life. A mild learning disability that went undiagnosed until her adulthood also threatened to limit Coach Smedley’s opportunities.
Instead God, grit, and a devotion to helping others thrust her into a favored life! Coach Smedley is a popular conference speaker on the issue of jail and prison reentry. She has assisted hundreds of men to return to society after incarceration.
Her commitment to excellence, respect, and compassion deeply influence her Spirit-filled personal and professional life.
Coach Smedley spent ten years working inside a maximum-security jail. Prior to that she spent years working in community corrections, treatment centers, and shelters as a contractor with the State of Ohio. In 2022 she launched a virtual reentry program for family and loved ones of the incarcerated to support their loved ones. Coach Smedley lives in New York.
If you have a loved one who is currently incarcerated or soon to be released, feel free to contact Coach Smedley for assistance at (202) 630-3585 or firstname.lastname@example.org"