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Del City assistant Zack Smith hired as Chandler's football coach

by Ryan Aber Modified: May 13, 2013 at 4:40 pm •  Published: January 30, 2013

BY RYAN ABER
raber@opubco.com

Zack Smith, who spent the last nine years as an assistant coach at Del City, is the new football coach at Chandler.

“I appreciate the opportunity,” Smith said. “I think it’s a good move for me right now in my career. It’s definitely going to be a change of pace though.”

Smith succeeds Scott Myers in the position.

Myers died in November at age 45 after a two-year battle with cancer.

The Lions were 5-5 last season, nearly making the playoffs in District 3A-2.

“I’m really excited to keep going on with what Scott put forward and keep this program moving in the right direction,” Smith said. “I’ve been up there a lot in the last few weeks, trying to build relationships with the players and their parents. The kids we have coming back really liked coach Myers and hopefully I can build on the good things he was doing here.”

He helped coach the Eagles defense. Del City went 9-2 this season, winning District 5A-1.

Prior to his time at Del City, Smith spent a year at Pottsboro, Texas, after finishing his playing career at Southeastern Oklahoma State.

Smith is originally from Boyd, Texas.

by Ryan Aber
OU Athletics Reporter
Ryan Aber has worked for The Oklahoman since 2006, covering high schools, the Oklahoma City RedHawks, the Oklahoma City Barons and OU football recruiting. An Oklahoma City native, Aber graduated from Northeastern State. Before joining The...
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