Frankie Smith poses with the nets and basketball after winning the 2016 Second Region title (WKDZ Photo)

Frankie Smith Resigns As Christian County Hoops Coach

Christian County is looking for a new boys' basketball coach following the Thursday resignation of Frankie Smith, who will be taking the head coaching job at Bell County. Smith informed the team of his decision at a meeting Thursday morning, with the school system confirming the resignation Thursday afternoon. In two years at the helm of the Colonels, Smith's record was 56-11 which included a district and region title in 2016.

Smith won 125 games and a state title at Tug Valley, West Virginia from 1993-99.  He also coached in college at Miami, Ohio as an assistant and later a head coach at Saginaw Valley State, Michigan. He began coaching high school basketball in Kentucky at Sheldon Clark in 2012.  In three seasons, the Cardinals were 63-24 with a trip to the region title game.

Smith came to Christian County in 2015 and led the Colonels to a 29-3 record.  The Colonels beat cross-town rival Hopkinsville four times during the season, including in the district and region championship game before losing to South Laurel in the first round of the KHSAA Sweet 16.

Christian County went 27-8 last season, losing to Hopkinsville in both the Eighth District and Second Region title game.

The Colonels are scheduled to return three starters from last year's team, and the job should attract statewide interest. 
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