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Wolf legend Megan Smith is returning to coach middle school basketball after taking a year off.

The prodigal coach returns.

After taking a year off to focus on her real-world job as a teacher, former Wolf legend Megan Smith will be back on the Coupeville Middle School basketball sidelines this winter.

Smith, who coached the 7th grade girls to a 6-4 mark in 2017, has been hired to the same position, though she still needs the school board to officially rubber stamp the move.

Her old job opened up because Alex Evans, who coached the 7th grade program in 2018, has followed his players and moved up to 8th grade for this season.

The previous 8th grade coach, Dustin Van Velkinburgh, resigned after last season so he could devote more time to family. That includes watching oldest daughter Kylie play her freshman season in high school.

Smith, a 2010 graduate of CHS, was a three-time Female Athlete of the Year and 12-time letter winner while competing in volleyball, basketball and softball.

She sits as the #4 scorer in Wolf girls basketball history, having tossed in 1,042 points across her four seasons on the court.

After graduation, Smith played basketball for Peninsula College, where she was joined by former Coupeville teammate Ashley Manker.

When she’s not coaching basketball, Smith is a teacher at the Skagit/Islands Head Start in Mount Vernon.

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