Steve Smith (basketball coach)
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He is a 1977 graduate of Asbury College, a four-year Christian liberal arts college located in Wilmore, Kentucky, and holds an M.S. degree from Eastern Kentucky University. Coach Smith has been named USA Today National Coach of the Year four times (1994, 1999, 2004, 2012). Coach Smith’s Oak Hill Warriors have been crowned "National High School Champions" nine times (1993, 1994, 1999, 2001, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2012, 2016). He has coached twenty-eight McDonald's All-Americans and has had seventeen former players drafted by the NBA.
Notable players under Smith at Oak Hill
- Carmelo Anthony, played at Syracuse University and currently with the NBA's Oklahoma City Thunder
- William Avery, played at Duke University
- Michael Beasley, (transferred to Notre Dame Prep) played at Kansas State University and currently with the NBA's New York Knicks
- Steve Blake, played at the University of Maryland and in the NBA for 13 seasons
- DeSagana Diop, currently retired
- Kevin Durant, (transferred to Montrose Christian School) played at University of Texas and currently with the NBA's Golden State Warriors
- Billy Edelin, played at Syracuse University
- Jamont Gordon, played at Mississippi State University
- Stephen Jackson, currently retired
- Ty Lawson, played at the University of North Carolina and currently an NBA free agent
- Alex Legion, formerly at the University of Illinois and the University of Kentucky
- Jeff McInnis, played at the University of North Carolina and with the NBA's Charlotte Bobcats
- Ron Mercer, played at the University of Kentucky and currently retired from the NBA
- Rajon Rondo, played at the University of Kentucky and currently with the NBA's New Orleans Pelicans
- Josh Smith, currently a free agent
- Carlos Cofield, former player at University of Rhode Island
- Jerry Stackhouse, played at the University of North Carolina and currently retired from the NBA
- Marcus Williams, played at the University of Connecticut and currently with the CBA's Jiangsu Dragons
- Jules Camara, former player at the University of Kentucky
- Cliff Hawkins, former player at the University of Kentucky
- Nolan Smith, former player at Duke University and currently with the NBA's Portland Trail Blazers
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