Volunteer football coach at Johnson County H.S. dies in crash, school officials confirm

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JOHNSON COUNTY, Tenn. (WJHL)- The Athletic Director for Johnson County High School, Austin Atwood, confirmed with News Channel 11 that a volunteer coach at the high school died in a car crash.

The volunteer coach killed in that crash was identified as Randy Smith.

Smith helped coach at the school for the past five years. Before that, he volunteered as an assistant coach at the middle school.

School officials said the crash happened Monday in Watauga County, North Carolina.

No other details were immediately available.

Happy Valley High School’s Gridiron Club Facebook Page also posted the following message about the coach’s passing Tuesday:

Our thoughts and prayers from the Warrior Nation go out to the Johnson County Longhorns with the loss of their Asst. Coach Randy Smith.

Posted by Happy Valley High School Gridiron Club on Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Stay with News Channel 11 as we continue to follow this developing story.

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