Jim Smiddy

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Jim Smiddy



Class of 1999


• Stands alone as the winningest basketball coach at any level in the history of the sport

• Posted a 1,217-206 ledger during 45-year coaching career for an .855 winning percentage

• Coached eight seasons at Charleston (Tenn.) High School before taking over the reins of the Bradley Central (Tenn.) High School program in 1957

• Guided the Bearettes to five state championships (1962, 1970, 1973, 1975, 1976) and to mythical national titles in 1975 and 1976


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