Mr. Smith

McShane suffers heart attack on campus, hopeful to return in January
Photo by Collin McShane ’19 | Mr. Lane McShane rests on his bed in his recovery room at St. Joseph’s Hospital after suffering a heart attack on Nov. 20. By Alex Cannella ’19 THE ROUNDUP   Mr. Lane McShane came to Brophy on Nov. 19 with chest pains. He would leave school during first period in an ambulance. Mr. McShane mentioned his chest pains to Mr. Steve Smith, who stayed with him throughout…
Teacher’s Pet: Smith uses experiences from his Brophy past to help current freshmen
Photo courtesy of the Brophy Yearbook Team | Mr. Smith (bottom left) in the 2018 Yearbook. By Carl Justice ’21 THE ROUNDUP   Mr Davis’s question from the last Teacher’s Pet: What is the most awkward thing that has happened to you this year? Every year, I try to take an awkward photo in the great hall. It becomes my picture in the yearbook at the end of the year.…
Smith looks to ‘small moments’ as class highlights
Hayden Prescott Corwin ’15 THE ROUNDUP The room fills with the sound of David Bowie’s song “Five Years” as Mr. Steve Smith ’96 moves his hands away from his computer. “It was wonderful although I was not the most involved guy, and I really wish I could go back and be involved,” Mr. Smith said reflecting on his years as a Brophy student. “I was very quiet, and I was…
‘TSmith’ aims to educate whole person

By Ian Christopher Beck ’12
THE ROUNDUP

For most, the “what am I doing with my life?” moment is just a Hollywood plot twist, a fantastic instant that happens in movies but not real life.

But for Brophy’s Mr. Tommy Smith, that life-changing revelation was all too real, and it’s a major reason as to why he got to Brophy in the first place.

Smith imparts alumnus wisdom to new students

By Julian De Ocampo ’13
THE ROUNDUP

“Mr. Smith is not as he seems under that cool, calm exterior,” Mr. Mike Nelson ’96 joked. “On the inside there is a crazy man. Dangerous.”

Mr. Nelson was referring to his fellow Brophy alumnus, Mr. Steve Smith ’96.

Mr. Smith said he became friends with Mr. Nelson, who now teaches at Brophy alongside Mr. Smith, while they roamed the halls of Brophy.