American college basketball coach, NCAA Tournament champion

Tubby Smith is ...

Born 30 Jun 1951 in Scotland
Age67 years, 4 months
Tubby Smith
Tubby Smith
Tubby Smith, men's basketball head coach, speaking at the Sports Leadership Seminar at the Pentagon, May 2014

About Tubby Smith

Orlando Henry "Tubby" Smith (born June 30, 1951) is an American college basketball coach. He was recently hired as the men's basketball coach at High Point University, his alma mater. He previously was the men's basketball head coach for the University of Memphis. Smith previously served in the same role at the University of Tulsa, the University of Georgia, the University of Kentucky, the University of Minnesota, and Texas Tech University. With Kentucky, he coached the Wildcats to the 1998 NCAA championship. In his 27 years as a head coach, Smith has achieved 25 winning seasons. 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. With Texas Tech's invitation to the 2016 NCAA Tournament, Smith became only the second coach in history to lead five 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, was formerly the head coach at Loyola (Md) , and is currently the associate head coach at High Point. His middle son Saul Smith played for his father at the University of Kentucky and was an assistant coach for his father at Memphis. Brian, his youngest son, was a point guard at Ole Miss and is the head coach at Saint John Paul II Academy in Boca Raton, Florida.

He is also known as Orlando Henry "Tubby" Smith and Orlando Henry Smith.