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Terry Smith '80 Named Head Football Coach at West Virginia's Williamstown HS

July 23, 2004

July 23, 2004, Greencastle, Ind. - "I've always wanted to coach football and be a head coach," says Terry S. Smith, a 1980 graduate of DePauw University who has been named head football coach at Williamstown (West Virginia) High School. "And, this is such a nice place. I don't think you can ask for anything better." An article in the Parkersburg News and Sentinelnotes, "Smith takes over the Yellowjacket program after Dave Chapman resigned after leading the maroon and gold to the Class A championship game last December."

Jim Butta writes, "A graduate of Dundalk High School in Baltimore County, Maryland, in 1976, Smith went on to get his undergraduate degree at DePauw University in Greencastle, Indiana, in 1980. After graduation, Smith came to the Mid-Ohio Valley and became an assistant football, basketball and baseball coach at Federal Hocking in Stewart, Ohio. He served there from 1981 until becoming a graduate assistant for the West Virginia University Mountaineer baseball program in 1982.A two-year stint in Morgantown ended when Smith and his wife Pamela moved to Wood County in the fall of 1983 where he served as a substitute teacher at Jackson, Franklin and Washington Junior Highs. Finally, he was hired as a full-time teacher at Williamstown in the fall of 1984 and immediately joined the Yellowjackets' coaching staff as an assistant on the junior high football team."

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