Had a tremendous 44-year association with Tech and its athletic program. For over 30 years, he served on the Athletic Council and was chairman for the last 25 years. Smolinski served as the president of both the Golf States Conference and Southland Conference and was a long-time voting member at NCAA conventions. He served on the Louisiana Faculty Athletic Commission and chaired several selection committees for coaches and athletic directors at Tech. Smolinski was honored numerous times for having established the School of Professional Accountancy at Tech for which he was a long-time director.