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Mark Smith has coached a lot of basketball in his career. Boys teams. College women's teams. Girls teams. A basketball junkie, Smith is a 1977 graduate of Elk Grove High School, where he played for Ken Grams. He went on to play at Beloit College before embarking on a coaching career that has spanned multiple schools and venues. And now, Smith is embarking on a new challenge as the head varsity girls coach at Burlington Central. He becomes the program's fifth coach in the last six years, taking over for Jenna Real, whose teaching job was downsized after she coached her alma mater to a 13-16 season a year ago.