Ft. Dorchester boys basketball coach resigns

Ft. Dorchester boys basketball coach resigns
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CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCSC) - Fort Dorchester head boys basketball coach Jacob Smith resigned from his position with the school on Tuesday morning after just 1 season with the Patriots.

In a message to Live 5 Sports, Smith said he requested to be released from his contract because his wife is pursuing job opportunities in Columbia.

Fort Dorchester Athletic Director Steve LaPrad confirmed the news to Live 5 in a message.

Smith came to the Fort before the 2018-19 season and helped lead the Patriots to a 13-15 record last year. They would finish 3rd in the Region and lost in the 1st round of the 5-A playoffs to Goose Creek.

Before that, Smith coached for 2 seasons at Colleton County where he went 33-18. He also spent 1 year at North Charleston in 2011-12 where he helped lead the Cougars to the 2-A Lower State title game.

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