Paducah Tilghman has removed the interim tag and officially named Jonathan Smith their new head football coach. Smith will be formally introduced next Tuesday in a news conference at the school.

Smith took over in late July after then-head coach Steve Duncan had to step down after having a minor stroke. Smith helped lead the Blue Tornado to a 9-3 record and a trip to the second round of the Class 3A playoffs. Those nine wins were the most for Tilghman since 2011.