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Aquinas football coach retires

February 15, 2011
Cape Coral Daily Breeze

FORT LAUDERDALE (AP) - George Smith, who coached St. Thomas Aquinas High School to six Florida state championships, and two mythical national titles in the last three years, announced his retirement.

Smith won 361 games and led his teams to 13 Florida state championship games in 34 seasons - only one of which ended with his team having a losing record. His teams were recognized as the national champions by many scholastic rankings services in 2008 and 2010.

He's one of only four coaches in Florida history with six state championships.

Smith had more than 580 players go on to play college football, 30 of those reaching the NFL, including Pro Football Hall of Famer Michael Irvin.



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