If the girls basketball team at Mansfield Summit wants to make it to the regional tournament in 2019 for the second-straight year, the Jaguars will have to do so with a new head coach.
Dawn Mailloux-Smith, who's been with Summit since 2015, has been hired on as assistant athletic director for the Mansfield school district. She replaces Eric White, who became the director of athletics for Arlington ISD in February.
"Blessed beyond measure with the opportunity to be hired as an assistant athletic director for Mansfield ISD," she said on Facebook.
Mailloux-Smith went 84-29 in the past three years with Summit, which went to the regional final in 2016 and 2018. The Jaguars went 32-7 in 2016. They lost to district rival Timberview in March's Class 5A Region II final.
"This was the next step on my career ladder," she said.
Mailloux-Smith also held head coaching stints at South Grand Prairie and McKinney Boyd. She owns a career 196-145 record.
Before she became a head coach, she was an assistant coach for nine years in the Mansfield ISD system. She spent five years with Samantha Morrow and Mansfield High, and helped win four-straight UIL state titles.
She moved on to Summit, when the school first opened in 2002 and was an assistant for Tammy Lusinger, who became a MISD assistant athletic director in 2015. Mailloux-Smith replaced Lusinger as Summit head coach, where the latter spent 13 years.
The Jaguars were reclassified in Class 6A for the first time, in a district with Lake Ridge, Mansfield, DeSoto, Cedar Hill, SGP, Grand Prairie and Waxahachie.