The latest new face on the coaching roster at Bridge City High is a familiar one. Josh Smalley has been hired as the new offensive coordinator.

Smalley, a 1994 graduate of BCHS, was named All-District quarterback and also played basketball and baseball.

“I am very excited to be here,” he says. “I’m looking forward to working with Coach [Cris] Stump and the rest of the staff. We have a great bunch of kids here. There are as many as 65 that are coming out to our morning workouts, and they are all working hard. I am looking forward to learning all I can about this program and putting it into practice. I am happy to be home.”

While attending college at Lamar University, he spent two years coaching at Bridge City in the graduate assistant program under Coach Les Johnson. After that, he decided he wanted to coach full-time.

After graduating from Lamar, Johnson hired him to coach freshman football and baseball.

His nearly 10 years of experience include work with the Little Cypress-Mauriceville Varsity running backs, the Vidor Varsity offensive line and a tour back at Bridge City coaching Varsity football and basketball. He also served as an assistant softball coach.

His last two years were spent at Orangefield, where he was the offensive coordinator and assistant track coach.

His duties at his new high school also include coaching track.