Rick Barker leaving New Boston for Fouke, Arkansas
Wednesday, 16th January 2013 - 4:13PM
Rick Barker told David Smoak he is retiring from coaching in Texas and has accepted the job as head football coach at Fouke High School on the east side of Texarkana, "I have 31-years in Texas and this is a unique opportunity for me to retire, and yet continue coaching in Arkansas without moving."

Barker was 68-20 at New Boston, and 56-43 in nine years at Pleasant Grove and had a nice run, "We did a lot of good things at New Boston and obviously I wish we could have done even more, but I loved working at both New Boston and Pleasant Grove around Texarkana."

Barker, who accepted the job at Fouke High School this week, informed his players of his decision on Tuesday morning.

Credit to Smoaky.com member "oldhornet" for having the first news on this on Tuesday morning.
Corsicana Mildred Now Open
Friday, 11th January 2013 - 3:34PM
December 30, 2012 - 05:38 PM

Patrick Harvell will resign as AD/Head Football Coach at Mildred High School in Corsicana and take a job in administration at nearby Mexia High School.

Harvell, who led Mildred to a Class 2-A, Division II State Championship Game appearance will sign a contract during the first week in January.

Harvell was 48-15 in five years as the head football coach at Mildred.

David Smoak
Merry Christmas from Smoaky.com!
Tuesday, 25th December 2012 - 10:59PM
MERRY CHRISTMAS from Smoaky.com! And, from my incredible family, Cindy, Craig, Jennifer and me to yours!

Smoaky.com's gift is you the loyal and passionate membership, ten-years strong, and more growth this year than any year but one.

Thank you and Merry Christmas and enjoy the Holiday Season.

David Smoak
A year ago today...
Monday, 24th December 2012 - 5:12PM
We lost one of the great coaches in Texas High School Football history, John Outlaw of Lufkin.

You will always be remembered, Coach Outlaw.

David Smoak & Smoaky.com Membership
Manley Resigns at Pittsburg...
Wednesday, 19th December 2012 - 10:15AM
Robert Manley has turned in his resignation as AD/Head Football Coach at Pittsburg High School.

Manley told David Smoak, "It's just time to move on, I've had a nice run in this great part of Texas, but the past two years have been very difficult with the death of my father a year ago, and my mother's health hasn't been very good either." Manley continued, "And, honestly, I want to be with her up where she lives in Oklahoma."

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Paul Manziel with Smoaky on his son, Johnny Manziel
Thursday, 13th December 2012 - 7:21PM
Paul Manziel on the Heisman Hype and Journey .