Former B1G head basketball coach stepping down at High Point
High Point head basketball coach Tubby Smith is stepping down, according to a report from CBS Sports’ Jon Rothstein. Smith previously served as the head coach at Minnesota.
Smith has been the head coach at High Point since 2018. During his four seasons with the program, the team has produced just one winning season — a 16-15 campaign in 2018-19. This year’s squad currently sits 11-14.
High Point was the latest stop for Smith, who has been a head coach in college basketball for more than three decades. He started at Tulsa, where he was the head coach from 1991-95 before moving on to Georgia, where he spent the next two seasons.
In 1997, Smith was hired to be the next head coach at Kentucky, where he enjoyed his longest tenure. Smith spent 10 years with the Wildcats, leading the team to a national championship in his first season.
Tubby Smith is stepping down as High Point's head coach, per release.
G.G. Smith will serve as head coach for the remainder of this season and the 22-23 season.
— Jon Rothstein (@JonRothstein) February 16, 2022
Over his 10 seasons in Lexington, Smith compiled a 263-83 record and led the program to the NCAA Tournament every season. His teams won 5 SEC regular season titles and never won fewer than 22 games.
Smith was hired to be the head coach at Minnesota in 2007, a position he held until 2013. During his time with the Gophers, Smith’s teams never finished with a losing record and compiled a 124-81 record. Minnesota earned three trips to the NCAA Tournament and made two NIT appearances.
Following his time at Minnesota, Smith spent three years at Texas Tech (2013-16) and two at Memphis (2016-18) before taking the job at High Point.
Per Rothstein, G.G. Smith will serve as the head coach for the remainder of this season as well as the 2022-23 campaign.