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Dean Smith

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Birthday
28, 1931
Birthplace
Emporia, KS
Death Date
Feb 7, 2015 (83)
Birth Sign
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Birthday
28, 1931
Birthplace
Emporia, KS
Death Date
Feb 7, 2015 (83)

About

Hall of Fame college basketball coach who coached the University of North Carolina from 1961 until 1997.

Before Fame

He played basketball at Topeka High School for four years. He was also quarterback for his high school football team and catcher for his school's baseball team.

Trivia

He had a 77.6 percent shooting average, the ninth-highest percentage in men's college basketball history.

Family Life

He was married to Linnea Weblemoe from 1976 until his death and he had five children: Kristen, Scott, Sharon, Sandy and Kelly. His father Alfred coached basketball at Emporia High in Kansas, where he won a state title in 1934.

Associated With

He won his first National Championship at UNC in 1982 with Michael Jordan.