Dean Smith American basketball player and coach

Dean Smith is a 83 years old American basketball player and coach from Emporia, Kansas. Dean Smith was born on February 28, 1931 (died on February 07, 2015, he was 83 years old) in Emporia, Kansas. His nickname was Smith Dean Edwards.

Dean Smith



Dean Edwards Smith is a retired American head coach of men's college basketball. Originally from Emporia Kansas Smith has been called a “coaching legend” by the Basketball Hall of Fame. Smith is best known for his successful 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.
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Is Dean Smith still alive?

No, he died on 02/07/2015, 8 years ago. He was 83 years old when he died. He died in Chapel Hill and buried in Old Chapel Hill Cemetery .

Dean Smith net worth

He had a net worth of 5 million dollars.


Dean Smith Movies (7)

There are 7 movies of Dean Smith.

His first feature film was Rio Bravo (1959, as Card-Playing Burdette Henchman (uncredited)). He was 28 when he starred in this movie. Since 1959, he has appeared in 7 feature films. The last one is Mrs. Sundance (1974). In this movie, we watched him in the Avery character .

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Dean Smith movie characters

The names of the characters/jobs in the films he starred in are as follows:

Awards (2)

Awarded Presidential Medal of Freedom , awarded Arthur Ashe Courage Award ,


He graduated from University Of Kansas

Career (1)

Team Match/Point Start End Age at that time
Kansas Jayhawks men's basketball 1949 1953 17 years He was 17 years old.
What was Dean's zodiac sign?

Dean Smith zodiac sign was pisces.

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