Smoaky's News & Notes
A Message from our Friends at APEC
Saturday, 17th August 2013 - 4:21PM
Parents, Athletes and Coaches:
My name is Bobby Stroupe and I serve as Training Director of APEC (Accelerate Performance Enhancement Center) in Tyler, TX. We are an athletic enhancement specialty facility that is designed to take your athletes to their next level of performance. We train athletes from beginners to professional including current NFL players such as Kendall Hunter(RB 49ers), Matthew Tucker (RB Eagles), Josh Aubrey (DB Browns), Jeremy Lane(Db Seahawks), David Snow(OL Bills), Marcus Jackson(WR Falcons) and Graham Harrell(QB Packers). We also have worked with dozens more that stop in over the offseason. Full List of Athletes In addition to NFL we train several MLB athletes in the offseason including perfect game pitcher Phil Humber(Astros), MLB record holder Josh Tomlin(Indians), and 1st round pick Tyrell Jenkins (Cardinals). In addition we have also been able to work with 13 High school All-Americans along with 12 College All- Americans in 5 different sports. Our trainers include some of the most highly educated and diverse backgrounds in our industry. Members of our staff have presented at medical seminars, coached and played college athletics as well as professional sports. Personally I have consulted with D1 and professional teams in multiple sports on training content and implementation.
Kendall Hunter, San Francisco 49ers
Dalton Santos, University of Texas
Cross Roads Hires Jim Bradford
Tuesday, 9th July 2013 - 7:57PM
Cross Roads ISD superintendent Clay Tompkins confirmed the hiring of Jim Bradford as the new head football coach at Cross Roads High School.
Bradford, who replaces Brad Wallace, was 23-28 in five years at Shelbyville.
Ryan Tomlin resigns as Head Basketball Coach at Whitehouse
Saturday, 6th July 2013 - 9:54PM
Ryan Tomlin resigned on Tuesday as the boys head basketball coach at Whitehouse High School to become an assistant principal at Lindale High School.
Tomlin, who has been the head coach at Whitehouse for five years, told David Smoak, "I was 100% committed to coming back to Whitehouse for the next season, but this opportunity became available and after thinking it through, talking with my wife and praying about it, I just felt it was time for a new chapter in my life and career."
When asked if he would ever get back into coaching, Tomlin responded, "I will always have coaching in my blood, so I'm going to take this one year at a time."
Tomlin has been a head basketball coach for 11-years, Whitehouse (5-years), Bullard (5-years), and Bonham (1-year).
Whitehouse was 23-9 during the 2012-2013 season, losing to Mansfield Legacy in the first round of the Class 4-A state playoffs. The Wildcats had lost in the Area Round the previous four years. Tomlin was 72-37 in his five years at Whitehouse.
Longview's Leonard commits to Texas
Thursday, 27th June 2013 - 5:51PM
Longview wide receiver Dorian Leonard, 6-4, 205, has committed to Texas.
Leonard caught 21-passes for 444-yards and 4-TD's as a junior.
Hollywood leaving Italy for Palmer
Thursday, 27th June 2013 - 5:50PM
Italy athletic director and head football coach Hank Hollywood has resigned to become the Defensive Coordinator, Head Powerlifting Coach and Head Track & Field Coach at Palmer.
Italy was 9-5 in 2012.