Multiple Teams · Press Release: LHS Recommends Hiring New Football Coach Jeff Smock


I would like to take this opportunity to thank committee members Steve Smith, Kreg Hunter and Kevin O’Rourke for spending an enormous amount of time assisting with the selection process of the new Varsity Football Coach at Lebanon High School.  It gives me great pleasure, pending Lebanon School Board Approval, March 21st, to introduce to you Jeff Smock as the new Lebanon High School Varsity Football Coach.  Coach Smock is a 2003 Lebanon graduate and a 2008 graduate of Indiana University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Social Studies.  Coach Smock has been teaching Social Studies at Lebanon for the past 7 years and has served as the Department Chair for the past 4 years.  He is a part of the Tiger Leadership Team, Response to Intervention Team and sponsors the SADD and Freshman Mentoring program.

Coach Smock brings a high degree of knowledge and experience to the Varsity Head Football coaching position.  Coach Smock had been a member of the Lebanon Varsity Football coaching staff for 7 years prior to coaching at Clinton Central High School for the past 2 years.  Over his nine years of coaching high school football, he has coached numerous positions on the offense, defense, and special teams, and he has held a variety of coaching leadership roles including Offensive and Defensive Line Coach, Linebackers Coach, Special Teams Coordinator, and Offensive Coordinator.  He has worked with the local Lebanon Youth Football program and has been a coach for the Special Olympics program of Boone County.  Coach Smock has consistently challenged student athletes to be successful academically and athletically.  He has stressed and taught accountability, responsibility, technique, and discipline to all of his student athletes in all facets of their lives.  In addition, he has emphasized the importance of teamwork, character and leadership development, and communication skills.  He is extremely dedicated and committed to maximizing a student athletes potential both on and off the field. 

Lebanon Athletic Director Phil Levine said, “We are extremely excited to be hiring one of our own graduates who has been a lifelong Lebanon resident.  I am confident that the knowledge and experience Coach Smock possesses and his dedication and commitment to providing our student athletes with positive characteristic traits and skills on and off the field, will help our football program to continue to grow and be successful.  I welcome back Coach Smock to the Tiger Coaching family.”  Coach Smock resides in Lebanon with his wife Krystal