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