Bartlett City Schools, along with the administration at Bartlett High School, are thrilled to announce Chris Smith as the new head football coach at Bartlett High School.
Coach Smith, with over twelve years of coaching experience at the high school level, has amassed an impressive culture of winning. Coach Smith’s first head coaching job was at Germantown High School where he led that program for four years, with his last two seasons posting a 23-2 record and earning a #1 ranking in the State of Tennessee in 2018. Coach Smith then joined Haywood County High School as head coach where he has coached for the past four seasons, posting a 48-8 record. While at Haywood County, Coach Smith’s team won several District and Regional Championships, making the playoffs each year with four straight semi-final appearances including a state championship game. Coach Smith has established strong player development practices and excellent relationships with college coaches across the country, with over 87 scholarship players and several currently in the NFL, along with a few more players potentially entering the draft.
Coach Smith’s overall coaching highlights include going 79-24 in 8 season (71-10 in the last 6 seasons),
6 straight Region Championships, 6 straight Coach of the Year Awards with being selected to coach in the TSSAA 2022 All-Star game, 2017 AutoZone Liberty Bowl game, and the 2015 West TN All-Star Game, two regular season win steaks of 24, youngest National Football Hall of Fame Rex Dockery Award Winner (Memphis Chapter), Henderson State University Reddie Alumni Finalist, 4 undefeated regular seasons, 4 straight semi-finalist appearances with one final in 2020. Under Coach Smith, his teams have averaged over 45ppg, 73 TDs/season, and 4,765 years/season over the past six years.
“With the success this program has experienced, I am excited for Bartlett High School’s students, faculty, and community” said Tim Jones, principal at Bartlett High School. “Coach Smith will help us continue the culture that has been built with our student athletes and in our city. He has a winning attitude and will be a wonderful asset to our school and community partners.”
Coach Smith inherits a program that has come off another successful season ending with a state semi-final appearance. With state-of-the-art facilities the Bartlett football program continues to thrive and looks forward to building the culture of being one of the premier programs in the state.