Softball gains new assistant coach

Jaida Strahan, Executive Editor

As an assistant coach for softball, Jay Smith has won three state championships at Newton County High School.  

   Assisting with Rebel football and softball teams, Smith also teaches a world history class. In Smith’s career, he has also been the head softball coach for a total of 14 years. 

   Before coming to the high school, Smith has been to eight different schools in a span of 20 years. Smith moved from Magee, Miss. to be a little more south. 

   “I came here because I wanted to be closer to the Coast, and I liked the atmosphere,” Smith said. 

   So far he loves the involvement of the administration and how respectful the high school students are. In the classroom, Smith has a few pet peeves. 

   “My pet peeves are laziness, unorganization and being unprepared for class,” Smith said. 

   Smith completed his college education at Mississippi State University, after graduating from Raymond High School. 

    Along with teaching, he personally enjoys fishing, golfing and water skiing outside.