Prosper ISD is proud to announce that Coach Jeff Smith has been hired as the new Assistant Athletic Director. Smith is coming from McKinney ISD where he served as Head Football Coach and Athletic Coordinator at McKinney High School for a total of eight years. Under Smith, in 2017 the McKinney Lions earned their first playoff since 2009 and repeated that same success in 2018. Before his time in McKinney, Smith had previous teaching/coaching positions at Lake Highlands High School, Lorena High School, and Plano Senior High for a total of 22 years of teaching/coaching experience. Smith grew up in Callisburg, Texas and over the years participated in a variety of sports including football, basketball, baseball, and golf. After he graduated, he left Callisburg and headed to Waco to earn his BS in Education from Baylor University. Jeff is married to Kelli and they have two kids, Jake, a senior, who has committed to Howard Junior College to play baseball in the Fall of 2018 as well as Allie, a sophomore at McKinney Christian Academy who plays volleyball and softball. “My family and I could not be more excited about joining the Prosper Family! It has always been a dream of mine to work in an athletic administrative role that can make a lasting impact on our student/athletes, coaches, and community. Prosper ISD has a tremendous tradition of excellence and I look forward to working hard to continue to make Prosper ISD the best district in the State of Texas,” said Smith. Prosper ISD’s athletic department is excited about the opportunity to gain someone of Coach Smith’s caliber in their department and look forward to what he will add to the program. “He brings with him a wealth of knowledge as a former Head Football Coach/Campus Coordinator. He has extensive experience at motivating and mentoring his campus coaching staffs and I am excited for him to expand that into a district level impact. We are fortunate our school district realizes our need to be pro-active in planning for our explosive growth ahead of us. With Coach Smith in place, we will be able to stay ahead of this growth and continue to be one of the best athletic programs in the State,” stated Prosper ISD Athletic Director Valerie Little.
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