Deron Donald is Named Smithfield-Selma High School Head Football Coach
Smithfield-Selma High School (SSS) has named Deron Donald as the new Head Football Coach of the Spartans. Deron Donald, originally from Fort Lauderdale, Florida has been named Head Football Coach of the SSS Spartans after serving as the E.E. Smith Golden Bulls Head Coach from 2016-2019 in Cumberland County. During that time he took the team to two state playoffs in a very competitive PAC 9 conference with the likes of Southview High School and Terry Stanford. In 2017 they were 9-4 and played for the conference title game against Terry Sanford.
Coach Donald has been coaching for 15 years between Cumberland County Schools and Pompano Beach Florida. Coach Donald played Collegiate football at Fayetteville State University where he graduated with a Bachelors of Arts degree in May 2005. He went on to earn a Masters in Special Education in 2010.
Coach Donald is married and he and his wife have 4 adult children. Coach Donald has served as a motivational speaker in the Fayetteville community, is a board member of Life Changing Mentoring, and is an Elder and Board Leader at Chosen Remnant Ministries.
Donald and the SSS High School community are excited about the possibilities going forward. Principal David Allen said, “I believe Donald will bring great energy and passion for student athletes, and by all accounts he has a great reputation for building strong relationships with all students. Coach Donald stood out as the prominent candidate who can make our communities proud!”