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Jackets In College: Wayne Hamilton, University of Alabama, Football News Honors 3 Tiders, Page 1, Sunday, November 20, 1977, Leesburg High School, 1401 Yellow Jacket Way, Leesburg, Florida 34748, Gerald Lacey, Staff Writer, Carver Heights Quarterback Club
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New Coaches Named For Leesburg's Yellow Jackets

Ray Hayes Makes Announcement Of Football Change

By Sports Staff
The Daily Commercial
Wednesday, April 15, 1959

Melvin K. Smith, formerly of Gainesville, has been named head football coach at Leesburg High
School, it was announced yesterday by Ray Hayes, school principal.

At the same time, Mr. Hayes said that Jack Love, formerly line coach at Plcayune, Miss., has been
selected as assistant football coach.

Smith (nicknamed Whitey) was born in Jersey City, N. J. on December 8, 1927. He moved to Florida in
1949 to attend Stetson University.

































He is married to the former Miss Jane Duke, whose original home was in Alachua County Florida. She,
too, attended Stetson and was married in November of 1954. They have two children, Jaynece Dianne
Smith, four, and Lillie Laurie Smith, two.

He served in the Navy in the Pacific area from 1945 to 1948. He was educated at Leonia high school,
Leonia, N. J., Bergen Junior College, Teaneck, N. J. Stetson where he obtained his BS (physical
education ) degree.

He was coach of baseball, basketball and football line coach at Live Oak; coached football basketball
and
track at Winter Park junior high school, and was at Gainesville high school where he coached football.

"I believe that winners are built on fundamentals, discipline and conditioning," Smith has advised Ray
Hayes. "Desired offense is the split T and drive series offense. Most important phase of game is
defense.
Eventual plan is to give fans wide open and interesting football but must build from bottom up with
fundamental offense."






















Love is 29 years old, married, the father of two small daughters, one four years old and the second two
weeks. He is a member of the Methodist faith and played nine years of football including high school,
college and service ball with the Navy. He played college football at the University of Chattanooga,
Pearl
River Junior college and Kansas State. He played service football with the East Coast Navy champs in
1953.

He received his BS (Physical Education) from Jacksonville State College in 1956 and his master's
degree
from Mississippi Southern in 1957. He coached for one year in Alabama and has been line coach at
Picayune Miss., high school for two years.