Tom Smith (basketball)

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Tom Smith
Sport(s) Basketball
Current position
Title Head coach
Biographical details
Born (1944-09-08) September 8, 1944 (age 69)
Detroit
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1975–1980
1980–1988
1988–2013
Central Missouri
Valparaiso
Missouri Western State
Head coaching record
Overall 532-417

Tom Smith (born September 8, 1944) was the head men's basketball coach at Valparaiso University from 1980 until 1988.[1] During his leadership, the Crusaders joined the AMCU in 1982. The 1983–1984 season was the first in Crusader history to appear in a conference tournament, losing to Western Illinois. His career record with the Crusaders was 84–138.[1] Tom coached 25 of his 38 seasons at Missouri Western, where he compiled a 448-279 record.[2] Smith coached the Griffons to 10 NCAA Division II national tournaments, five MIAA regular season championships and four MIAA postseason tournament titles. Smith has also been named MIAA Coach-of-the-year twice while he was been at MWSU. Under Smith's guidance, Western has produced an MIAA Most valuable player, an MIAA tournament MVP, 45 All-MAA selections, six All-Region picks, and three NCAA All-Americans. He currently has a .586 overall winning percentage at the college level, ranking him in the top 20 active coaches, and also is the winningest coach in Missouri Western history.

Head coaching record at MWSU[edit]

Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason
Missouri Western State Griffons (MIAA) (1988–2013)
1988–89 Missouri Western 18-15
1989-90 Missouri Western 24-7 14-2 1st (tie)
1990-91 Missouri Western 23-8 12-4
1991-92 Missouri Western 22-10 11-5
1992-93 Missouri Western 21-7 11-5
1993-94 Missouri Western 20-9 10-6
1994-95 Missouri Western 26-5 13-3 1st (tie)
1995-96 Missouri Western 17-10 9-7
1996-97 Missouri Western 20-9 13-5
1997-98 Missouri Western 23-7 13-3 1st (tie)
1998-99 Missouri Western 22-7 14-2 1st (tie)
1999-00 Missouri Western 20-9 10-8
2000-01 Missouri Western 18-9 12-6
2001-02 Missouri Western 23-7 16-2 1st (tie)
2002-03 Missouri Western 23-8 12-6
2003-04 Missouri Western 14-15 7-11
2004-05 Missouri Western 13-15 7-11
2005-06 Missouri Western 17-11 8-8
2006-07 Missouri Western 12-15 5-13
2007-08 Missouri Western 9-18 3-15
2008-09 Missouri Western 14-16 9-11
2009-10 Missouri Western 18-12 12-8
2010-11 Missouri Western 12-16 10-12
2011-12 Missouri Western 9-17 4-16
2012-13 Missouri Western 10-17 6-12
Missouri Western: 448-279 (.616) 158-67 (.571)
Total: 532-417(.561)

      National champion  
      Conference regular season champion         Conference regular season and conference tournament champion
      Division regular season champion       Division regular season and conference tournament champion
      Conference tournament champion

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Tom Smith". Sports-Reference. Retrieved 7 October 2010. 
  2. ^ Smith Announces Retirement 5 December 2012