Ian Smart

Kuna High football coach Ian Smart is leaving the school after taking the open job at Timberline High.

The Timberline Athletic twitter account announced the hiring on Thursday afternoon. Less than two hours later, the Kuna School District issued a release confirming that he was resigning as both the football coach and Spanish teacher.

“I have loved my time in Kuna and will always cherish the people and town,” Smart said in the release. “I have been given a chance to work closer to home and be more involved in my family's life…. I can't wait to see the continued success and progress this community and program accomplishes in the years to come.”

Smart, a former Boise State defensive lineman, has been the coach of the Kavemen for the past three seasons. He has posted a 17-14 record and led Kuna to state playoff appearances in each of his three seasons. He also oversee the team's move up from the 4A to 5A classification before the start of this season.

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