Kevin Smith named head coach of BRHS football

Lizi Arbogast / The Outlook

Superintendent Dr. Darrell Cooper, right, shakes hands with Kevin Smith as he introduces him as head coach of the Benjamin Russell football team.

From intern to positions coach to coordinator, Kevin Smith has now officially made it to the top of the Benjamin Russell football tower. Smith was named the head coach of the program Tuesday morning at a meeting of the Alexander City School Board of Education.

But instead of being overjoyed at the thought of becoming in charge of a program he’s grown to love over 22 years of service, Smith was thinking about only one thing — football.

“It’s time to go to work,” Smith said. “It hasn’t really hit me. All I can think about right now is we’re maxing out today and I gotta get back over to the weight room. I’m really ready to go. This feels great, though, because I’m still at Ben Russell.”

Pick up a copy of Wednesday’s Outlook for more of this story.