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Tubby Smith

Basketball Coach from United States of America

Tubby Smith Orlando "Tubby" Smith (born (1951-06-30)June 30, 1951) is an American college basketball coach. He is currently the men's basketball head coach at the University of Minnesota. Smith previously served in the same role at the University of Tulsa, the University of Georgia, and most recently, University of Kentucky, where he coached the Wildcats to the 1998 NCAA championship. Over his 21 seasons as a head coach, Smith has had 18 seasons of twenty victories or more. In 2005, he joined Roy Williams, Nolan Richardson, Denny Crum and Jim Boeheim as the only head coaches to win 365 games in 15 seasons or fewer. Currently, Smith's career record is 486-209, for a winning percentage of .699. With Minnesota's invitation to the 2009 NCAA tournament, Smith became the fifth coach to lead four different teams to the NCAA tournament. Smith's three sons are following in their father's coaching footsteps. "G. G." Smith, who played for his father at the University of Georgia, is currently an assistant coach at Loyola University Maryland. Middle son Saul Smith, who played for his father at the University of Kentucky, has joined his father as an assistant coach at the University of Minnesota. Brian, his  ( Wikipedia article )

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Personal facts

Date of birth
1951-06-30
Place of birth
Scotland
Nationality
United States of America
Spouse(s)
Donna Smith
Profession
Coach, Basketball Coach, Basketball player

Education

Institution From To
High Point University
Great Mills High School

Athlete facts

Sports
Basketball

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