Gateway's Smith takes assistant job at Temple
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Terry Smith's time as football coach at Gateway High School is over.
Smith has accepted a job as receivers coach at Temple University. An announcement on his hiring will come later this week.
Smith had been Gateway's coach for 11 seasons and enjoyed a great deal of success. His record was 101-30 with seven conference championships, and he guided the Gators to the WPIAL Class AAAA title game four times.
Smith had been in a battle with the Gateway school board over his jobs as coach and athletic director. Last summer, the board made Smith's athletic director job a part-time position and slashed his contract in half.
The board also passed a resolution that, as of Dec. 31, a Gateway administrator cannot also have a supplemental contract. That meant Smith couldn't be athletic director and football coach. He had to decide between the two. The board eventually extended the deadline on the administrator/supplemental contract issue to June 30 of this year, but Smith decided to take a college job.
First Published January 21, 2013 4:58 pm