Message from Smoky Hill Football Coaches

Dear Smoky Hill Football Families, 

Coach Thenell has received an opportunity to coach at the collegiate level that he could not pass up. Smoky Hill has made great strides as a program under Coach Thenell’s leadership and he has left behind a strong foundation to continue to build on the successes achieved over the past four years.  

We are preparing to compete at the highest level of high school football in Colorado next fall in the toughest league in the state. We will continue to supervise after school lifting from 3:45-4:45 Monday through Thursday. We strongly encourage all players to participate in other sports programs or our off season weightlifting program. Strength gains cannot take place without great consistent effort 3-4 times a week. 

A new head coaching search will take place in the coming weeks but will likely follow the announcement of the new Smoky Hill principal. If you have any questions or concerns, we can address please contact Kelton Coppinger at  

Thank you for your continued support. Go Buffs!!! 

Coaches Coppinger, Fisher, and Warren