Pender High School announces new head football coach

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BURGAW— Pender High School has announced that Tim Smith has been appointed as its Head Football Coach. Smith has most recently been the defensive coordinator for New Hanover High School.

He helped NHHS earn back-to-back Mid-Eastern Conference Championships. In the past two years, his defensive squads caused 34 turnovers with 21 interceptions in 2015 and forced 26 turnovers with 6 defensive touchdowns.

Prior to New Hanover, Smith was the defensive coordinator at Great Falls High School (2012-2014, Great Falls, S.C.), Lakewood High School (2010-2012, Sumter, S.C.), and Swansea High School (2008-2009, Swansea, S.C.).

Coach Smith also brings some collegiate coaching experience with him. He has had stints at Indiana State University (Terre Haute, Ind.), North Carolina Tech Prep School (Concord, N.C.), Northern State University (Aberdeen, S.D.), and Fort Valley State University (Fort Valley, Ga.).

Coach Smith also played at the collegiate level at both Liberty University and Charleston Southern University. While being a defensive back he recorded 175 career tackles, earned All-Big South Conference, and Scholar Athlete 2003-2004.

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