Coach Smith is a Louisiana native and grew up in Monroe, La.
While he attended high school he participated in football,
basketball and baseball. He was all-district and all- parish in
basketball and baseball while attending Calhoun High. He was
also president of his class and a member of many clubs. After
graduating he attended La. College and later transferred to
Northeast Louisiana University. In college, he was a member of
numerous college clubs and participated in baseball.
After graduating, he coached at Neville high school in Monroe.
He then made a move to Texas and coached at Malakoff, Victoria,
Austin Westwood and Austin Westlake. His first head coaching
job in Texas landed Smith in the state championship while at
Malakoff in his first and only year there. This was Malakoff’s
first trip ever to the state championship. Smith has won 70%
of his games and has a record of 370-153. Also, he has been to
the playoffs 15 out of 16 years while at Westwood , Westlake and
He has been named Coach of the Year 5 times, Dazzling Dozen
coach of the year 2 times , Henderson County Coach of the Year,
Cedar Creek Coach of the Year and East Texas Coach of the year
while at Malakoff. Also was named the Dennis Johnson All- Star
coach in 2009. He is a member of THSCA, TABC and TGCA and has been on
numerous all-state and all-star committees. He also has a
basketball camp that he runs, called Texas Hoops, and has run
this camp in Maui, Hawaii for 7 years.
Coach Smith’s parents still reside in Louisiana and he has a
brother that travels all over the United States in a Jazz band.
Smith’s hobbies include working out, reading and travel. He has
played in 3 men’s fast pitch softball World Series’ and also
loves music and concerts. He has an English bulldog named
Assistant Coach/JV Coach
Vernecia grew up in Longview, Texas and is a former Lady
Lobo. She participated and lettered in volleyball, basketball
and track while she attended high school. After high school, she
Oklahoma City University where she played basketball and a fifth
year of volleyball. She graduated from OCU with a degree in
Biology and a Master's degree in Health and Human Performance.
In 2010, she came back to her alma mater to teach Science and
coach volleyball and basketball. Vernecia's parents still reside
in Longview, Texas and she has a sister that graduated from
Longview High in 2010 and is currently in college studying
Assistant Coach/Freshman Coach
Andrew grew up in Sothern California,
lettering in Basketball and Volleyball at West Torrance High
School. He attended Oklahoma Wesleyan University after high
school where he played basketball for 2 years. Andrew graduated
with honors from OWU with a degree in Mathematics education. He
has taught math and coached in Oklahoma and Texas. In 2005
Andrew came to be a Lobo where he has coached Basketball and
Volleyball as well as teaches math. Currently Andrew teaches
Pre AP Algebra II, Pre AP Pre-Calculus and AP Statistics. He
also is the freshman Volleyball and Basketball coach. Andrew’s
family consists of wife Nikki Harbison, an English Teacher at
LHS, and sister-in-law, Halie Waid.