Terry Smith has stepped down as coach of the Hilliard Davidson High School boys soccer team after eight seasons.

Terry Smith has stepped down as coach of the Hilliard Davidson High School boys soccer team after eight seasons.

Smith guided the Wildcats to Division I district, regional and state titles in 2007. Last fall, they finished 7-5-7 overall and fourth (3-2-2) in the OCC-Central Division.

"Terry said it was just time," athletics director Mark Princehorn said. "Terry's a great guy and an excellent coach and I have a tremendous amount of respect for him and what he's accomplished. The team was very competitive during his time here, up at the top of the division battling for titles most years."

Davidson also won OCC championships in 2006 and 2007 under Smith.

"Terry hasn't said anything to our entire team, but I ran into him and he told me that club soccer is wearing him out and he doesn't have the time to keep coaching at Davidson," junior forward Trevor Lewis said. "It's really disappointing because I love Terry and he's the whole reason I wanted to come to Davidson, so I could play for him. Terry set a great standard here, so I hope our next coach can build off that and help us rise to the next level."

Princehorn has interviewed potential replacements who are involved with the program.

"We're interviewing people who are connected to the program because we may find the right person there," he said. "We'll expand the search if we feel like we need to."