Lone Star Gridiron

Coaching Changes — McKinney

McKinney has found a replacement for Bobby Reyes who retired with a career record of 70-76. The Lions have hired Lake Highlands defensive coordinator Jeff Smith as its new head football coach.

Reyes leaves McKinney after going 11-21 over 3 years. He coached the 8 years previous to that at Richardson Pearce where he had a 52-33 record.

Smith takes over after being the Richardson Lake Highlands Defensive Coordinator for the last three years. He also was the offensive assistant at Lorena and at Plano. While McKinney struggled on the defensive side of the ball last year, Lake Highlands only allowed an average of 215 yards and 16 points per game under Smiths leadership.

McKinney will have a tough road ahead of them. With the new district alignment, they are now part of 10-4A that has teams like Dallas Highland Park, Richardson Pearce, Rockwall and Rockwall-Heath in it. To make things worse previously 5A Wylie dropped down to 4A and is also part of this tough district.

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