After 2 National HS Football Titles, Smith Retires

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Fort Lauderdale, FL (AP) - George Smith, who coached St. Thomas Aquinas High to six Florida state championships and two mythical national titles in the last three years, has announced his retirement.

Smith won 361 games and led his teams to 13 Florida state-title games in 34 seasons -- only one of which ended with his team having a losing record. His teams were recognized as the national champions by many scholastic rankings services in 2008 and 2010.

He's one of four coaches in Florida history with six state championships.

Smith had more than 580 players go on to play college football, 30 of them reaching the NFL, including Pro Football Hall of Famer Michael Irvin.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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