Monday, June 13, 2011

St. Thomas Aquinas' George Smith Named National High School Coaches Association 2011 Coach of the Year

by Jeff Fisher
High School Football America

The man who built St. Thomas Aquinas into a Florida and then a national high school football power has been named the 2011 National High School Coaches Association Coach of the Year.

George Smith, who retired earlier this year after 34 years of leading the Raiders, becomes the 12th high school football coach honored by the non-profit organization based in Easton, Pennsylvania.

Smith, who is still the school's athletic director, led St. Thomas Aquinas to a record of 361-66 and six Florida state championships, plus two mythical national titles.

Earlier this year, former defensive coordinator Rocco Casullo was named as Smith's successor.

Click here to see the full list of 20 coaches honored by the National High School Coaches Association.

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