by Al Willman
The Paducah Sun
July 31, 2018
Used with permission
Longtime Paducah Tilghman assistant Jonathan Smith was named Monday as the interim football coach for the Blue Tornado.
He takes over for Steve Duncan, who stepped down Friday after suffering a mild stroke.
“You see a lot of good guys in the coaching profession and a lot of good guys who know Xs and Os — (Duncan) was rare in that he knew both,” Smith said. “I’ve certainly learned a lot from him, not only about football, but of people and their situations in general."
In addition to this, his first top coaching job, Smith also serves as Tilghman’s assistant principal for curriculum and instruction. He's been with the program on and off since 2004, and was an assistant coach under Perry Thomas, Randy Wyatt, Mike Rogers and most recently Duncan.