The Coshocton County Beacon April 1, 2020 - Page 16

16 • The Beacon April 1, 2020 Teaching players to be successful RV board meets after high school is Smith’s plan By Jen Jones Coshocton High School’s new head football coach, Steve Smith, has plans that go beyond football for his players. Smith said part of being a good coach is to teach teamwork and how to build skills that will help his play- ers be successful. “Most football careers end after high school. I want them to further their education or get jobs and be successful members of the commu- nity,” he said. Smith has been a varsity Submitted assistant coach for 15 years Steve Smith at CHS and spent time as the offensive and defensive always wanted to do. I want coordinator. “Being a head to help my community. I’ve coach is just something I’ve been a coach here, and I want to keep building the program. Hopefully we can take steps in the right direc- tion and bring more wins to the team,” he said. Smith said Coshocton High School has always been special to him. He played varsity football for the Redskins from 1994-97 and was a captain his senior year. “It’s always good to come home. Part of what makes being the coach special is because I played here too,” Smith said. “I feel like I can really relate to the players because I’m from here. I know the area, and I might have played with their dad or another family member. I know their families.” For More News Log Onto... Smith also said the foot- ball program has been con- sistent. “I plan to focus on the basics, the fundamentals of football. We’ll keep get- ting better at those things and really turn the program around,” he said. Smith feels coach- ing under other very good coaches is the best experi- ence he could have for his new position. “I played for and coached with some real- ly good coaches. The best experience you can have is to go be with a team that goes to playoff games and wins games,” he said. Smith and his wife, Ana- lea, live in Coshocton with thei r sons, Braxton and Corbin. The River View Board of Education met in regular session on March 12. D u r i ng t he me et i ng t h e b o a r d a p p r ove d a resolut ion aut hor i zi ng t he sale at public auc- tion of Un ion Elemen- tary School property and contents and approved the recommendation of the following coaches for spring 2020: RD Mobley - freshmen baseball and Kelsie Williamson - JV softball. Baby goat thrives with family’s help Submitted This is Rickle, an 8-week old Nubian goat. His mother rejected him and a twin at birth. Sadly, his twin didn’t make it but Rickle is thriving. Mackenzie Slaughter bottle feeds him and cares for him all hours of the day. He lives in one of the family’s pastures alongside their other Nubians, Boars, Pygmies, and an Angus calf named Boone. Retirement Income Strategies Are you concerned about what is best for your needs & goals? Joshua G. Fisher, CRPC ® Managing Director - Investments 250 2nd St. N.W. New Philadelphia, OH 44663 330-339-6669 800-203-4934 Investment and Insurance Products:  NOT FDIC Insured  NO Bank Guarantee  MAY Lose Value Wells Fargo Advisors is the trade name used by Wells Fargo Clearing Services, LLC Members SIPC, non-bank affiliates of Wells Fargo & Company. BF-00476192 ©2018 Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC. All Rights Reserved. CAR-0819-03336