Jake Smith – Head Varsity Baseball Coach

Fox Creek High School is excited to announce Jake Smith as the new baseball coach for the 2020 season.
Coach Smith, 29, was born and raised in North Augusta South Carolina. Coach Smith attended Darton
College before transferring to Campbell University in the fall of 2010. After the 2011 season he was
selected in the 48th round of the MLB first-year players draft by the San Francisco Giants. Jake Smith
was selected as a mid-season all-star in 2013, 2014 and MiLB Fan’s Choice Relief Pitcher of the Year.
He made his MLB debut in September of 2016 with the San Diego Padres. Jake is married to his wife,
Mallori, and they live in North Augusta and have one son, Sawyer.

Fox Creek High School principal, Josh Trahan, commented that he is “happy to have someone of Coach
Smith’s caliber take over the program. You are not going to find too many local individuals with a
resume as strong as his. Coach Smith is excited about the opportunity and we are excited for all the
knowledge and experience he brings to the players in our program.” The school athletic director, Derrick
Quinn stated, “Jake Smith brings a new excitement to the baseball program. He has seen the game at a
different level and that should translate into a unique perspective in his coaching strategies.”
Coach Smith takes over a Fox Creek program who won the 2A state baseball championship in 2017.

Jake Smith provided the following comments regarding the new position. “I’m very thankful, blessed and excited to be given the opportunity to coach at a great school like Fox Creek. Three contributing factors why I think it is a good fit for me and my family is its proximity to home, my positive experience at the school, and the supportive administration. I would like to say “thank you” to my parents for raising me to be a good Christian man, my wife Mallori, for her endless support in pursuit of my dreams, and finally Principal Trahan, and the board for choosing me to lead this team. Go Predators!”