Nelson Smith named Athletic Director

Head Football Coach Nelson Smith is named the GMHS Athletic Director succeeding Doc Harrell who retired after 13 years with the Trojans. Coach Smith has announced his intent to retire from football coaching duties at the conclusion of the 2012 season. Coach Smith has served Garner since 1983, as Assistant Coach for 2011 Hall of Fame inductee Hal Stewart as well as a teacher. He assumed the Head Coach duties in 1999 and has compiled a record of 141-31 with nine conference titles in 13 seasons with the Trojans, including the NCHSAA 4A runner-up in 2011. Coach Smith will be the Head Coach of the North Carolina squad for the 2012 Shrine Bowl. Congrats Coach Smith!