Smitherman serves as an Elder at More Than Conquerors Faith Church. He is also a volunteer head coach for the Ramsay High School junior varsity girls' basketball team and an assistant for the varsity team. He has also coached at W. J. Christian School, and is a semi-professional golfer.
In 2023 Smitherman introduced a Senate bill "to prohibit public agencies from collecting, disclosing, or releasing certain personal information about members of, volunteers for, and financial and nonfinancial donors to nonprofit organizations." The bill was signed into law by Governor Kay Ivey on May 9.
|Alabama State Senate, District 18
|President Pro Tempore, Alabama State Senate
- White, David (February 5, 2009) "Rodger Smitherman sworn in as president pro tempore of Senate." The Birmingham News
- Byington, Pat (December 20, 2022) "“Call me Coach” — This state senator has been a volunteer high school coach for 20-plus years and has loved every minute!" Bama Buzz