Scott Smith hired to turn around Glencliff football fortunes

Scott Smith hired to turn around Glencliff football fortunes
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Glencliff is turning to Scott Smith in hopes he will rebuild the Colt football program.

This morning Smith, a longtime statewide head coach was announced as the new leader of the Glencliff football program by Colt principal Clint Wilson.

We are excited to have Coach Smith start a new winning tradition at Glencliff High School. With a new stadium being built we see him as the right person to simultaneously build our program back to where it was in the late 90’s and early 2000’s. His knowledge and expertise in growing programs is the right fit for Glencliff High School,” Wilson said.

“I am very excited to have the chance to be the head football coach at Glencliff High school and look very forward to meeting the kids and coaches and getting to work,” Smith said.

“We have a tremendous amount of work to do but it is great to have a principal like Clint Wilson who is very familiar with what it takes to turn a struggling program around. It is even more exciting to be at a school where one of my mentors and friends in coaching Jim Wilson had such success.”

He replaces Brandon Easley who resigned last month now after leading the Glencliff program the last six seasons.

Easley had a 12-49 overall record and took the Colts to the Class 5A playoffs in 2011 as they finished that season 6-5.

Since then it’s been a struggle for Glencliff as they have struggled going 6-44 in five seasons.

Smith will have plenty of work to do as Glencliff will enter the 2017 season with a 16 game losing streak and the Colts haven’t won a playoff game since 1999, the year they finished runner up in Class 5A to Sevier County.

Smith has had success at his head coaching stops as he has been a head coach for 20 seasons and most notably won a 1A state championship at Ezell Harding back in 2001.

He was the head coach at Greenbrier (1989-90), Ezell Harding (1999-2003), Independence (2004-06), Science Hill (2007-09), Moore County (2010-13) and Warren County (2014) and his overall coaching record is 148-88.

There are currently 12 programs looking for a head coach they are: Ravenwood, Hillsboro, Whitwell, Clarksville Northeast, Rossview, Creek wood, Ripley, Grace Christian Academy, Carter, ECS, Brainerd and Loretto.

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