Clyde's Rocky Smart resigns as athletic director, head football coach

After six years as the athletic director and head football coach of the Clyde Bulldogs, Rocky Smart has resigned.

Smart had steadily molded Clyde High School into one of the area’s top small-school programs . His teams finished with records of 5-5, 8-4, 5-6, 8-3, 9-2, and 6-5.

The Bulldogs also made the postseason in each of those years. They, however, had trouble getting past the area round of the playoffs.

Smart, a Clyde High School graduate, previously led the Seymour Panthers to the playoffs in from 2009-2011. He left there with a 27-11 record.

Smart told KTXS that he hopes to announce his future plans sometime soon.

At his house in Baird, Sports Director Chris Wilner sat down with Smart, who reacted to the news being released of his decision.

"It was really surreal. I've been here the past six years and had a great time. Obviously I love this community and the kids being from here. I really feel we've had great success overall over the years. You know, there's always ups and downs in athletics but I feel that we've treated the kids well. I guarantee you they're going to find a great person and he'll continue to pour his heart and soul into the kids and hire great coaches for Clyde. That's my hope and I know that's the community's hope."

The coaching search has begun at Clyde for his replacement.

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