MARSHVILLE — Forest Hills is looking for a new football coach after Cory Smith announced he was resigning his position on Dec. 5.
The Yellow Jackets lost four of their final five games down the stretch and finished 4-7 overall and 1-3 in the Rocky River this past season.
“Coach Smith has been on staff for nine years at Forest Hills High; five years as an assistant and four years as a head coach,” read a statement from the school. “We sincerely thank coach Smith for his hard work and dedication to Forest Hills athletics and Forest Hills High School. Coach Smith worked tirelessly to improve our school and positively affect the lives of our students. The positive impact he has made on our students and staff will be everlasting.”
Smith was just the third Yellow Jacket coach since 1974, joining Algie Faircloth and John Lowery.
In four seasons at the school, Smith posted an 11-34 record, including a 6-12 mark in conference play. This past season’s four wins were the most during any one season in his tenure. The team made the playoffs once in 2017.
The school said the search will begin immediately for a new coach.