Terry Smith Named Associate Head Men's Basketball Coach
MARQUETTE, Mich. ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚“ Dean Ellis the head menÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚™sbasketball coach at Northern Michigan University has announced the hiring ofTerry Smith as the associate head menÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚™s basketball coach.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Smith will replaceTroy Mattson who was named the head womenÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚™s basketball coach at NMU.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚
Smith was the head menÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚™s basketball coach at Grand Valley State University from 1997-04 where he went 110-83.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ His 110 victories is thesecond-highest total in Laker basketball history.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Smith led the Lakers to a21-9 record for the 2000-01 season, which included a GLIAC Tournament title anda berth in the NCAA II Great Lakes Regional Tournament.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚œThis is a greatopportunity for me.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ I was really interested in the job because of Dean Ellis,ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚Smith said.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚œI have great respect for him and his competitiveness.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ It will befun to be an assistant again just for the purity of coaching.ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚
Since leaving GVSU, Smith was ateacher and coach in the Hart Public Schools system (2004-05).ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ He was the headboyÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚™s basketball coach as he led the team to a 14-7 record in his first seasonat the helm.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ The wins in the first season was more than the three previousseasons combined.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚œI am very pleased and excited that Terry Smith will becomethe associate head menÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚™s basketball coach at NMU.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ He has a wealth of knowledgeabout NCAA II Basketball and especially the GLIAC.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ His success as a headcoach, in all areas of running a program, will be a tremendous asset, Ellissaid.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚œBeing able to add such an experienced coach will be a major assistancein replacing Troy Mattson, my trusted assistant for 17 years.ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚
For six seasons, Smith was the Lake Superior State University head menÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚™s basketball coach (1991-97) where he led the Lakers to a 71-84overall mark.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ During the 1995-96 season Smith led the Lakers to 20-8 overallrecord and a 13-5 GLIAC slate as LSSU won the GLIAC regular season andtournament titles before advancing to the NCAA II National Tournament for thefirst time in school history.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ He was named the GLIAC Coach of the Year by hispeers and earned Great Lakes Region Coach of the Year honors.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚
The Crystal Falls, Mich. native earned a bachelorÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚™s degreein physical education with minors in history and health education from Michigan State University in 1984.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Smith has a masterÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚™s degree in physical education from Central Michigan University (1990) and a masterÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚™s-certificate in education leadership fromGVSU (2005).