We are pleased to introduce Scott Smith as our new head varsity football coach. Scott has a distinguished 35-year career as a successful high school and collegiate football coach serving as head coach at Highland Park, Odessa Permian, Rockwall, Duncanville, and Garland High Schools. He has also served as an assistant coach at Baylor University, the University of Arkansas, the University of North Texas, SMU, and Howard Payne University. Scott has served the last five years as the Associate Head Coach and Offensive Coordinator at Houston Baptist University where he helped establish the football program from scratch in 2013.
Scott is a graduate of Highland Park High School and Baylor University, where he was a four-year letterman as quarterback and defensive back for the Bears. He has won numerous coach-of-the-year awards and has led four different high school teams to 18 playoff games in 17 years as a head coach.
Coach Vic Shealy, Head Football Coach at Houston Baptist University, describes Scott as a “phenomenal coach and man who is the same person during the week as he is on Sunday.” According to Coach Shealy, Scott is passionate about football, creating excitement and “bringing more energy to the field than most 30 year-olds.”
“We are excited to welcome Coach Smith to Legacy. Scott’s desire to serve the Lord and use football in the development of young men will reap benefits for the whole Legacy community.”
–Cole Johnson, Director of Athletics
Scott is married to his wife Kelly and they have two grown sons, Shea and Braden, who also coach high school football in Texas.
Legacy is thrilled to announce Meredith Sterk as our new head varsity cheer coach. Meredith jumped right into her new role at Legacy by assisting with the Lil Miss Cheer Camp over the summer. Meredith has been active in the cheer community since high school. Following graduation, she assisted a start-up program in New Mexico that brought “pay for play” cheer, dance and drill to after-school programs in Albuquerque. She has a wide range of experience coaching cheer, having led cheerleaders at all levels – from elementary all the way to being a judge for college cheer tryouts. She thrives on seeing cheerleaders excel and enjoys helping them perfect their art before heading off to competition.
Meredith has been married to her husband, Troy, for 30 years. Together, they have three children, Kaitlyn, who is 26, Kyle, who is 24, and Keely, aged 22. This tight-knit family of five loves to spend time together and support one another, so don’t be surprised if you see them on the sidelines during Legacy events.
Meredith is very much looking forward to working with the teams and coaches at Legacy. She strives to work with the vision of excellence that has been set and anticipates getting to know our community.
Kari Tomeny, Assistant Athletic Director, shared “It is obvious to me that Meredith loves the Lord and has a genuine passion for cheer and all that it involves. She has already asked me for a list of her cheerleaders so that she could begin praying for each one of them. I am very excited for the future of the Legacy cheer program under her direction and leadership.”