Smoky Mountain has announced that it is parting ways with football coach David Napert after five seasons.
Napert compiled a 20-41 record, including a 5-7 mark this past season.
The Mustangs have not put together a winning season in football since 1999. They had to forfeit five games in 2013 for the use of an ineligible player after going 7-4 up to that point.
More from Mustangs athletic director Adam Phillips:
After serious consideration we have decided not to renew Coach Napert’s contract for another year as Smoky Mountain High School’s head football coach. Over the past five seasons, Coach Napert has worked hard to bring the football program back as a consistent contender in our conference. While we are thankful for all his efforts, we are not satisfied with the current state of our football program; this is the central reason for our decision. We will begin the search for our next head football coach immediately and hope to have the new person in place by the beginning of the second semester. Coach Napert has had a positive impact on many students, players, parents, and staff during his time here at Smoky Mountain. He will remain a physical education teacher in Jackson County Public Schools, and we wish him well in his future endeavors.