Case 3

Dean Smith

College Coaching Legend

Dean Smith (1931- 2015)


Dean Smith was a legendary coach at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill. His play of four corners is one of the reasons that in basketball there is a shot clock.  He is a four time National Coach of the Year and a nine time ACC Coach of the Year.  Winner of two National Championships in 1982 and 1993, Smith was inducted into the College Basketball Hall of Fame in 2006. In his will he left two hundred dollars for every letterman player he coached in his 36 years of coaching.