Dean Edwards Smith was a former American Men’s college basketball head coach. At the University of North California, Chapel Hill, he was well known for his 36years basketball coaching stint. Smith retired as the most successful basketball coach along with eight hundred and seventy nine victories that were NCAA Division 1 men’s basketball record that time. He fetched his team into two championship titles. Thus, he named the National Coach of the year 4 times in his coaching career and 8 times Acc coach of the year. Smith considered wonderful mentor as 96.9 percent of players received their degrees and many of them like such as James Worthy and Michael Jordan became the star players in NBA. Earned this much of popularity across the world, the celebrity net worth is $5 million.
Personal life of Dean Smith:
In 1954, Smith got married to Ann Cleavinger and the couple has three children named as Sharon, Sandy, and Scott. However, in 1973 the couple got divorced. In 1976, he again got married to Linnea Weblemoe and the couple had two daughters named as Kirsten and Kelly. After many struggles in personal and career, he became the legend of a basketball coach, earned a lot of money as well as fame and the celebrity net worth is around five million dollars. He died on February 7, 2015, at his Chapel Hill home.
Childhood of Dean Smith:
Smith was born on 28 February 1931 in Emporia, Kansa. His father was the coach of the basketball team Emporia high Spartans and his mother was a public school teacher. He attended his school level education in Topeka High School and excelled in basketball. Smith named as all state in basketball as the senior and he also interested in other sports such as football and baseball. He went to the University of Kansas for higher studies and did major in mathematics. However, he kept his involvement in sports alive by playing varsity baseball, football, and basketball.
Dean Smith facts:
- Smith had ninth-highest winning percentage (77.6%) of any men’s college basketball coach
- He called as a Coaching legend by the basketball hall of fame.
- During his period as head coach, North Carolina won two national championships and appeared in eleven Final Fours
- He well known for running a clean program and had 96% of a high graduation rate
- Six percent of his athletes receiving their degrees and many notable successful persons developed by him such as James Worthy and Michael Jordan