Dean Smith

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Dean Smith
Dean Smith
Smith at a North Carolina game in 2007
Sport(s) Basketball
Biographical details
Birthday/Birthplace (1931-02-28)February 28, 1931
Emporia, Kansas
Deceased February 7, 2015(2015-02-07)
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Playing career
1949–1953 Kansas
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1953–1955 Kansas (asst.)
1955–1958 Air Force (asst.)
1958–1961 North Carolina (asst.)
1961–1997 North Carolina
1976 US men’s national team
Head coaching record
Overall 879-254 (.776)
Accomplishments and honors
  • 2 NCAA Division I champions (1982, 1993)
  • 11 NCAA Regional champions – Final Four (1967, 1968, 1969, 1972, 1977, 1981, 1982, 1991, 1993, 1995, 1997)
  • 13 ACC Tournament champions (1967, 1968–1969, 1972, 1975, 1977, 1979, 1981, 1982, 1989, 1991, 1994, 1997)
  • 17 ACC regular season champions (1967, 1968, 1969, 1971, 1972, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1982–1985, 1987, 1988, 1993, 1995)
  • NIT champion (1971)
Awards Won
  • 4 National Coach of the Year (1977, 1979, 1982, 1993)
  • 8 ACC Coach of the Year (1967, 1968, 1971, 1976, 1977, 1979, 1988, 1993)
  • North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame (1981)
  • Kansas Sports Hall of Fame (1996)
  • FIBA Hall of Fame (2007)
Basketball Hall of Fame
Inducted in 1983
College Basketball Hall of Fame
Inducted in 2006

Medal record

Head Coach for  United States
Olympic Games
1976 Montreal Head coach

Dean Smith’s Biography

He was one of the most successful college basketball coaches in the United States. Basketball Hall of Fame member, Dean Smith is best known for his 36-year college coaching career in the United States at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Smith was a trainer in this institution from 1961 to 1997 where he accumulated 879 victories for his career. During this period Smith managed to win two national championships (1982 and 1993), in addition to numerous conference titles in the ACC. He managed to qualify his team to the NCAA tournament 27 times, including 23 consecutive times. In his 36 seasons, he managed to win 50% of his matches 35 consecutive times. During his career, Smith was very successful in developing players who later had success in the NBA: This list includes: Phil Ford, Walter Davis, Bob McAdoo, James Worthy, Kenny Smith, Brad Daugherty, Sam Perkins, Michael Jordan, Jerry Stackhouse, Rasheed Wallace, Vince Carter and Antawn Jamison.

In addition to training players, Dean Smith helped form an impressive list of professional basketball and college coaches: Billy Cunningham, Larry Brown, Doug Moe, Roy Williams, Bill Guthridge, Buzz Peterson, Jeff Lebo, Matt Doherty and Randy Weil.

In 1976, Smith led the United States team and won the gold medal at the Olympics in Montreal.

Dean Smith Net Worth – $5 Million

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