Smalley resigns as Snohomish football coach

Kai Smalley has resigned his position as head coach of the Snohomish football team.

Smalley had been Snohomish’s coach since 2013.

“I want to spend more time with my family,” he said. “I’ve been gone a lot, and I’ve missed a lot of stuff with my kids. It’s not that I don’t love (coaching), but I wanted to put my priorities (in order) and do right by my family.”

Before taking the Snohomish job, Smalley was the head coach at Park City High School in Park City, Utah from 2010-12. The former defensive tackle was a member of the University of Oregon football team from 1998-2002.

In his five years at the helm, the Panthers went 21-30. Snohomish went 5-5 in 2017, finishing with a 45-27 loss to Peninsula in a Week 10 playoff game on Nov. 3.

“I told the players that I’m leaving the program in a good spot,” he said. “I’ve proud of what we’ve done. We accomplished what we set out to accomplish.”

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