Doug Smiddy is in his first year as head coach of the New Richmond girls varsity track team. Doug is from Springfield, Ohio and graduated from the University of Dayton in 1988. He began teaching in the New Richmond School district in the fall of 1988 and has coached wrestling and cross country at both the High School and Middle School levels. He has been blessed to have coached numerous State qualifiers in both sports. Doug also has coached five New Richmond athletes that have already been inducted into New Richmond’s Hall of Fame.
Doug is married to Amy, a New Richmond teacher as well, and has seen his three children attend/graduate from New Richmond Schools. He laughs at the fact that he is probably the oldest rookie head track coach but looks forward to working with Patrick Burke, Ben Osborne, and such hard working track athletes.
Our goal is to concentrate on the process: run faster times, jump farther, jump higher, and throw farther at the end of the season than we did at the beginning of the season. We will celebrate the improvements made and the end results should take care of themselves.