Wake County Schools Looking For New Football Coaches


    RALEIGH — Wake County schools will be looking for new high school head football coaches.

       Enloe, Southeast Raleigh and Athens Drive will have new coaches at the helm for 2012.

   Daniel Finn has stepped down at Southeast Raleigh as head coach, but he will continue his duties as athletic director. Finn took on the job as athletic director after Gary Powers retired over the summer.

  This season, the Bulldogs posted a 9-3 record, including a 6-1 mark in the Greater Neuse River Conference. Southeast lost to New Hanover in the second round of the N.C. High School Athletic Association 4-A playoffs.

   Ron Clark has been relieved of his duties as head football coach at Enloe. For the last nine seasons, Clark has been the head football coach at Enloe and prior to that, he spent 11 seasons at the school as an assistant. He will stay at the school as a National Board Certified physical education teacher and assistant athletic director.

    Jeff Smouse has retired from coaching at Athens Drive, according to reports. Smouse, who has coached for 40 years, He took over the Jaguar program in 2005. He led Athens Drive to its most successful football season in school history in 2007, posting an 11-2 overall record and 6-1 in the Tri-8 4-A Conference.

  The Jags recorded a 5-7 overall record during the 2010 campaign, falling in the first round of the state playoffs. While at Athens Drive, Smouse compiled a 45-38 overall record.