D. Clay Best checks in with the latest on Smithfield-Selma High, which quietly announced on its website that Western
Alamance High School assistant coach Frank Lassiter, a Smithfield
native, has been named the Spartans' new head football coach. He is a
1991 graduate of SSS and taught history at Western.
Lassiter has 13 years of experience as an assistant coach. He as on
the Western staff when the Warriors won the 3-A state championship.
Lassiter replaces former Garner High and N.C. State standout Anthony
Barbour, who resigned as head coach of the Spartans earlier this year.
SSS was 4-7 last year.