Quotes by Dean Smith

About Dean Smith:


Dean Edwards Smith is best known for his 36-year coaching tenure at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Smith coached from 1961 to 1997 and retired with 879 victories, which was the NCAA Division I men's basketball record at that time. Smith had the 9th highest winning percentage of any men's college basketball coach (77.6%). During his tenure as head coach, North Carolina won two national championships and appeared in 11 Final Fours.

Author Bio


  • NameDean Smith
  • DescriptionAmerican basketball coach
  • BornFebruary 28, 1931
  • DiedFebruary 7, 2015
  • CountryUnited States Of America
  • ProfessionSportsperson; Basketball Coach; Basketball Player
  • AwardsPresidential Medal Of Freedom; Arthur Ashe Courage Award