Announcements and Important Events
Twelve years ago, Coach Ryan Smith was asked to continue the traditions and values set by legendary Coach, George Wilkinson, and lead the Boys' Track and Field Program. During those twelve years, Coach Smith, or as the students refer to him 'Coach Smitty', helped guide the EHT Track Program to several impressive accomplishments.
During Coaches' tenure, The Eagle's were 97 & 6 in Cape Atlantic League Dual Meets and competed in 22 Group IV South Jersey Section Championships. The Boys T&F program won 10 Section Championships and placed second in 7 of those 22 championship meets! And most importantly, more than 50 student athletes went on to compete collegiately in track and field.
Coach Smith wanted to say
"I am very thankful of the relationships that I have had with the athletes, coaches, families, and staff during my years as head coach. We have cemented our place in school history with a list of accomplishments over the years. My most treasured moments were those watching the athletes create relationships with each other, have fun, compete, and being successful!"
As an Athletic Department, we wish Coach Smith the very best on the next chapter of his life and know everyone will miss seeing him motivate and pushing our student athletes to their potential each and every afternoon (and evening.) As with coach Wilkinson, there will be no replacing of Coach Smitty, but we are extremely excited to name Coach Joe Lucchio as our next Boys' Track and Field Coach! Like the coaches before him, Coach Lucchio brings a tremendous amount of passion and experience to the program. Coach Lucchio has been a track assistant coach for nine years and an integral part of the Section and group championships over that time. He also worked as an assistant coach for a school record basketball program and the Head Cross Country Coach for the past 8 seasons. If there is anyone who is up for the challenge, It's Coach Joe Lucchio !
LETS GO EAGLES!