Coaches’ Corner with Scott Smith – The Stokes News

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By Robert Money Jr. rmoney@thestokesnews.com

Scott Smith

Robert Money | The Stokes News

DANBURY To say that North Stokes Scott Smith is a versatile coach and teacher is definitely an understatement.

For the past 23 years, the coach has been involved with JV and varsity football, baseball, girls basketball, and boys basketball. Smith also teaches CTE-Business, Finance and Marketing, Computer Science and Information Technology.

He is currently the girls basketball coach and has been since the 2017-18 season. Smiths teams have qualified for the state playoffs two out of the three seasons and also advanced to the Northwest Conference semi-finals in two of those years.

Smith, who has also been assistant football coach for 16 years, returned to the gridiron last season and coached the defensive backs. His players had eight passes defended, six interceptions, and eight fumble recoveries on a season where they finished 4-7.

Along with coaching girls basketball, he also served as an assistant coach for three seasons. He had a 10-year stint with the varsity baseball team as the head skipper and two years involved with the boys basketball team as an assistant on both the JV and varsity teams.

As a coach, I try to help my players understand their roles with sports and in life, said the coach. We all have different roles and each one is just as important as the other. I want them to learn from their mistakes and keep working hard towards each of their goals.

Of course, I want to win and Im just as competitive as anyone, but I try and look at the big picture. I hope and pray that each young lady and young man that I have coached or taught becomes a productive person in society.

Smith graduated from North Stokes in 1989 and he then entered into what he referred to as the seven-year plan. He married his wife Jill of 27 years and worked full-time while attending the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. The coach graduated in 1997 with a Business Education Degree and then started teaching at North in the fall of that same year. The couple later had two children, Jeremy and Belle.

When coming back to North Stokes, Smith had several coaches and teachers that he admired and looked up to and they helped him through the process of beginning his career.

Coaches (Bill) Hart, (Tim) Lawson, and (Mark) Love always did the little things that most people didnt see, remembered Smith. They were committed to the kids and their programs. They were great role models and encouraged us all to make good choices. I only hope I do the same for the kids that I coach and teach.

Favorite food: Anything my wife cooks

Favorite dessert: Jills chocolate pie

Vacation spot: Home

Hobbies: Carp fishing and hanging out with the family.

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