Central Methodist University in Fayette said goodbye to baseball coach Fred Smith as he retired from his position on May 31st.

Now Smith is set to take control as Principal of Laura Speed Elliot Middle School in Boonville Monday, July 1st.

Smith taught in the Boonville School District for nine years at Elliot Middle School. He will be replacing Shelli Adams, who was appointed Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources and Curriculum in the district.

Smith, a 1979 Hickman High School graduate, earned his bachelor’s degree in education at CMU in 1985 and entered graduate studies at M.U.