BY RYAN ABER
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.