What is TLT ?
TLT is a symbol of equality. We do not mean equality in wealth, social distinction, civic office, or service to mankind; but, rather, we refer to the internal, and not the external, qualifications. Each person is endowed with a worth and dignity which is spiritual, and should not be subject to man-made distinctions. TLT recognizes that one man may have greater potential in life, service, or reward, than another; but we also believe that any person can aspire to any height, no matter how great. Thus, the Levels/TLT program dignifies labor and the person who performs it. It also acknowledges that all people are equal without regard to station and focuses on the fine details of sports, player and wellness development. We value the little things understand that it takes a village and through accountability, trust, dedication, hard work, and discipline we strive to not only produce the best athletes but the best contributing citizens of the world. Through life lessons we will lay a foundation for success and impact lives for the greater good using the power of sports as our main tool.
Horace Fenton Smith III - Spent Time working in 2015-2016 with the University of Central Florida Softball Program and later decided to move to South Florida and train athletes both physically and mentally to reach their best Potential. Coach Smith now resides in Connecticut with his wife who is now the Head Softball coach at Quinnipiac University offering the same training to athletes across New England. In 2014-2015 Coach Smith worked with Norfolk Baseball Academy, where he developed the strength and speed training for eight various baseball and softball teams. Prior to that, he spent the 2014 softball season as an assistant coach at the State University of New York at Buffalo. He helped the Bulls to their first ever outright MAC East Division Title and the softball program was named UB's 2013-14 Team of the Year. UB finished the year with a school-record 30 victories and remained over .500 wire-to-wire. He served as the outfield and hitting coach for a team that set offensive single-season records for batting average (.266), hits (367), doubles (71), triples (12), home runs (34), runs scored (236) and runs batted in (208).
In 2013, Smith helped Hampton University to a 34-26 record and a MEAC Conference Championship, which sent the Pirates to their first NCAA Tournament since 1996.
Prior to coaching at Hampton, Smith was a pitcher and captain of the Norfolk State baseball team. He also served as a member of the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC). He graduated from Norfolk State with a bachelor's in exercise science, specializing in kinesiotherapy.
Smith is a native of Emporia, Va., where he attended Greensville County High School and was an all-district player in football, basketball, and baseball. He was named Region I Male Athlete of the Year in 2007.