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Tom Smith
2011-12 Hall of Fame
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Basketball, 1962-1966, Men’s Basketball Coach, 1980-1988
Tom Smith

 

Among the winningest coaches in college basketball history, Tom Smith both played and coached at Valparaiso University. 

During his playing days he was an Associated Press Honorable Mention Little All-American in 1966, the same season he was named the team’s Most Valuable Player.  The captain of the 1965-1966 squad, Smith helped guide the Crusaders to the NCAA Midwest Regional tournament under coach Gene Bartow. 

He took over the Valpo program as the head coach in 1980 before moving on to Missouri Western State University in 1988, where he has coached ever since.  Smith has led the Griffons to five Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association championships, 11 NCAA Division II national tournament appearances, and won his 600th collegiate game on Nov. 13, 2010.  

He is the winningest coach both in Missouri Western and MIAA history.  Smith has previously been elected to both the Missouri Basketball Coaches Hall of Fame as well as the Missouri Western State University Hall of Fame. 

2011-12 Hall of Fame
Dr. Homer DrewMen's Basketball Coach, 1988-2002, 2003-2011
Katie (Bova) HoffmanVolleyball, 2002-2005
James Malayter, M.D.Football, 1962-1965, Team Physician 1983-2007
Lauren (Moulton) MarshallVolleyball, 2002-2005
Tom SmithBasketball, 1962-1966, Men’s Basketball Coach, 1980-1988
Russ SteinbeckBaseball, 1964-1967
M Soccer Lake Forest Brown Field
Aug 23, 11:00 a.m. Valpo
M Soccer Lewis Brown Field
Aug 25, 7:00 p.m. Valpo
Football Valpo Macomb, Ill.
Aug 28, 6:00 p.m. Western Illinois
Volleyball Valpo Durham, N.C.
Aug 29, 3:00 p.m. Wofford
M Soccer Valpo Raleigh, N.C.
Aug 29, 6:00 p.m. North Carolina State
Volleyball Valpo Durham, N.C.
Aug 30, 2:00 p.m. Campbell
Volleyball Valpo Durham, N.C.
Aug 30, 6:00 p.m. North Carolina Central
M Soccer Valpo Davidson, N.C.
Aug 31, 3:00 p.m. Davidson
Volleyball IUPUI ARC
Sep 3, 7:00 p.m. Valpo
Volleyball Valpo Brookings, S.D.
Sep 5, 10:00 a.m. UMKC
Volleyball Valpo Brookings, S.D.
Sep 5, 5:00 p.m. Stephen F. Austin
W CC Crusader Open Sunset Hills Farm
Sep 5, 5:00 p.m.
M CC Crusader Open Sunset Hills Farm
Sep 5, 5:45 p.m.
Volleyball Valpo Brookings, S.D.
Sep 6, 2:00 p.m. South Dakota State
Football Saint Joseph's (Ind.) Brown Field
Sep 6, 7:00 p.m. Valpo
M Soccer Valpo Indianapolis, Ind.
Sep 9, 6:00 p.m. Butler