PROVIDENCE – After spending the past 14 seasons as a coach in the Cumberland High wrestling program, including the past five as the Clippers’ head coach, Colin Smith is taking the next step in his coaching career and returning to his alma mater, Rhode Island College, to serve as an assistant on the Anchormen’s staff.

For the Cumberland resident, the opportunity to coach in the collegiate ranks, and for a program that he wrestled for during the mid-2000s, is truly a dream come true, but it’s also a bittersweet one in more ways than one.

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