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Anython Coach of the Week

Anython boys team coach of Week 8-Samantha Smith, Springville XC has joined forces with Anython to announce this year’s coach of the week honorees. Each week during this school year, we select a boys team and a girls team coach who represents the best the state has to offer in coaching excellence.

Anython, a unique company helping teams and groups raise money to run their programs, is the sponsor of this award. The company will present to each weekly winner a certificate and a coach of the week water bottle and will provide the teams at the winners’ schools a special offer to utilize the fundraising services it provides.

Our Week 8 2017-2018 boys team coach of the week is Samantha Smith of the Springville High boys cross country team. Smith led the Red Devils to the first boys cross country title in school history as her team finished four runners in the Top 10 individually.

Junior Grant Gardner was second at the state meet in 14:58.1, the ninth fastest of all-time on the state course. A trio of seniors joined Gardner among the state’s elite, as Brandon Garcia was third, Caleb Garnice fourth and Devin Pancake seventh.

The 5A championship earned Coach Smith our honor for the week of Oct. 23, 2017, the Week 8 selection for our boys team Anython Coach of the Week.

Nominate a deserving coach for one of our weekly honors by sending an email with the name, school and sport of the coach and the reason we should honor him or her to


About the sponsor – Anython creates “thons” of all kinds to help teams and groups raise funds to support their ongoing activities. The company provides all the support needed to run your “thon” for you, believing that “If you can think it, you can thon it.” Visit them online at

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