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West Orange Times & Observer Friday, Apr. 1, 2022 3 months ago

Windermere High names new football head coach

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The Wolverines will meet their new head coach, Riki Smith, April 4.
by: Andrea Mujica Staff Writer

Windermere High School announced Riki Smith as its new football head coach. 

Coach Smith, a former Dr. Phillips Panther, coached as an assistant coach at DP for 16 years before accepting his position with the Wolverines. He holds a college degree from Southeast Missouri State University in Cape Girardeau. 

Coach Smith hopes to "instill in our young people moral character traits that will serve them well in their lives beyond high school." 

"One of his goals to forming a strong football program is to recognize the importance of creating continuity within the program with his players," the school posted on Facebook.

The post also mentions Smith "motivates his students by encouraging academics and life skills first, which plants seeds for life after football and high school."

Smith's first day as the new football head coach for the Windermere Wolverines will be Monday, April 4. 

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Andrea Mujica is a staff writer for the West Orange Times & Observer, the Southwest Orange Observer and OrangeObserver.com. She covers sports, news and features. She holds both a bachelor's degree in journalism and an MBA from the University of Central Florida....

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