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Granville "Granny" Smith, on right with fellow former Park coach Charlie Whitbred, was recently honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award for his tenure as Park's baseball coach at the Play Ball Minnesota Awards Banquet, held on June 16 at Jax Café in Minneapolis.

'You only go around once': Smith honored with Lifetime Achievement Award


Granville "Granny" Smith said he always wanted to be a teacher and a coach. He said it felt like a natural fit to him.


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Patrick Johnson
Patrick Johnson has been the South Washington County Bulletin’s sports editor since 2008. He reports on and oversees coverage of high school and amateur sports in south Washington County and Woodbury. Prior to joining the Bulletin, Johnson worked for other Twin Cities suburban newspapers. He is a University of Minnesota graduate.
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