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Galen Smith came to RHS in 1972 as a Health and Physical Education teacher and as the head boys basketball coach. He was a 32-year educator for Rochester Community Schools, retiring in 2004. Before coming to our school and community, he enjoyed great success teaching and coaching at Clayton, his alma mater Chili, North Miami, Darlington, and Oak Hill High Schools. Overall he totaled 46 years of dedicated service to his students, parents, and colleagues.

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Contact The Galen Smith Scholarship Committee.

Galen Smith was a pillar of our community and Rochester Community Schools. This scholarship is not just a way of recognizing his accomplishments and honors, but is yet another way in which Coach Smith will have a positive impact on Rochester High School for many years to come.

Committee Members:
Neil Bemenderfer
John Carr
Arik Lee
Nick Lee
Dave McGowen
Scott Newcomb
Kevin Scott
Pete Smith
Mark Wisely