Earl Smith announces his retirement at New Hanover

Wilmington – Longtime head football coach Earl Smith has announced that he is retiring at New Hanover.  Smith began his coaching career in 1976 and leaves the sport with a 281-109-2 record, which includes winning the 2017 3AA State Championship.

“It has been a great four years this time, and a great 2 years in 2001-02 as Athletic Director and Head Football coach,” Smith explains.  “I hope that I have made an impact on the program. I have so many great memories to cherish from the 35 years coaching and the 6 years I spent at New Hanover.”


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