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Smith meets with parents, teachers, administration at GCHS

Posted on Wednesday, February 28, 2018 at 1:09 pm

Pictured are Deidre Helton, GCHS principal; Scott Smith, GCHS head football coach; and Steve Trussler, athletic director.

Grundy County High School’s new head football coach Scott Smith met with parents, teachers, and administrative officials at a Meet-and Greet at the high school this morning.

Smith spoke of changes he hopes to implement in the football program and said he “can’t change what has happened, but it can be fixed one day at a time.”


Smith brings a positive attitude to the position and says he will have the players in the weight room this afternoon. He met with the players for the first time this morning.

Under Smith, fans should expect to see players “disciplined in school and on the field” according to his comments at today’s event. He explained that he hopes to stop losing players to other programs and make it “fun for kids.”

Leadership and structure are the key to turning the program around according to Smith. He says he has great players and with the right leadership they can build a great team.

Smith has been coaching and teaching for over 27 years, 22 of those as a head coach. In 2001, he led Ezell-Harding Christian School in Antioch, to a TSSAA Single A state championship. Over the years, Coach Smith has taken five different teams to either the state playoffs or a post season bowl game.