Wesleyan football coach steps down

Smith spent 3 seasons as the Bobcat mentor

BUCKHANNON – West Virginia Wesleyan College head football coach Del Smith has resigned to pursue new career endeavors.

Smith’s teams were regarded for their preparation and effort during his tenure at Wesleyan. He leaves the Bobcats with a three-year coaching record of 10-23. Nearly half of the losses were by less than five points.

Smith’s coaches and players also made a tremendous investment serving Upshur County and the state of West Virginia through various community service initiatives.

“We are immensely grateful for the leadership Del has provided to our program,” Wesleyan president, Dr. Joel Thierstein said. “He recruited quality student-athletes and worked very hard to ensure our football program exemplified the mission of the College. We wish him great success.”

Prior to his arrival in Buckhannon, Smith, a 2005 Wesleyan graduate, was the defensive coordinator at Bridgewater College in Virginia (Division III). He spent three years as the head coach at Bishop O’Connell High School where he was named the Washington Catholic Athletic Conference and Arlington County Coach of the Year.