HIGH SCHOOL: Smith named Belfry girls’ soccer coach

GOODY – Donna Smith is no stranger to girls’ high school soccer. She started the program at Mingo Central High School in 2011.

Smith has been named the new head coach at Belfry High School, replacing Karissa Whitt who stepped down after three seasons, finishing 32-27-3 with two 15th Region tournament appearances.

Smith, who graduated from Matewan High School and went on to Marshall University, has been involved in the development of players for 20 years. Both of her daughters played for the Lady Pirates.

The military veteran has spent the past 18 years as a member of the National Guard.

Belfry is scheduled to open the 2020 season on Aug. 11.