|Lonoke Junior Jackrabbits football coach Nick Smith has been promoted to offensive coordinator for the high school team under new coach Taggart Moore. (Photo by Mark Buffalo)|
By Mark Buffalo
LONOKE — Lonoke Junior Jackrabbits head football coach Nick Smith has been promoted to offensive coordinator for new Jackrabbits coach Taggart Moore.
Smith, 25, is in his second year at Lonoke. He was an assistant junior high football coach in 2015 before being promoted to head junior high coach before the 2016 season. Smith is also the assistant coach for the Lonoke Jackrabbits baseball team under head coach Chris Foor. Smith served as interim head coach for the end of the 2016 baseball season, helping the Jackrabbits to the Class 4A state tournament.
“It is with great honor and joy the I will be the next offensive coordinator for the Lonoke Jackrabbits,” Smith said on his personal Facebook page. “I cannot express the excitement I have to be a part of this team, coaching staff and community. I want to thank my new head coach Taggart Moore for giving me this opportunity.”
Moore was interim head coach the last six weeks of the 2016 season. He was given the job full time earlier this month.
“I’m really excited about what Nick brings to the table,” Moore said of Smith. “There is no doubt that he has a great offensive mind. He grew up around the game of football and knows what it takes to be a successful coach.”
Moore said no decision has been made on who will replace Smith as head junior high coach.
Smith is the son of Dover head football coach Greg Smith.
Nick Smith is a 2009 graduate of Prescott High School. He played one year of college football at NCAA Division III East Texas Baptist University in Marshall, Texas. He then transferred to Henderson State University in Arkadelphia where he received his bachelor’s degree.
Smith and his wife Trisha live in Lonoke.