David Smith, BA

David G. Smith

B.A., Methodist College


In 20 seasons as the Monarchs’ head coach, the two-time USA South Athletic Conference Coach of the Year has compiled a mark of 237-263 with five conference regular season championships, two conference tournament championships and two trips to the NCAA Division III National Tournament. He has produced 32 All-Conference selections, as well as a USA South Player of the Year, Rookie of the Year and two USA South Tournament Most Valuable Players.

In 2004-05, Smith led Methodist to its best season since the 1996-97 season as the Monarchs posted a 20-8 overall mark and a 10-2 mark in the USA South for the conference regular season title. That was followed by a dominating performance in the USA South Athletic Conference Tournament and a second straight bid to the NCAA Division III National Tournament.

Smith had previously served the Monarchs as an assistant varsity coach for four seasons under former head coach and athletic director Bob McEvoy, in addition to serving as the head junior varsity coach.

Smith was a three-year starter at guard under head coach Charlie Babb at Seventy-First High School in Fayetteville. As a freshman at Methodist, he was part of the DIAC Championship in 1978 led by head coach Joe Miller. After attending graduate school for one year at UNC, Smith played one season professionally with the Derby Rams in England. He has served as an assistant varsity coach and head junior varsity coach at South View High School in Hope Mills, N.C., as well as the head varsity coach at Keystone Heights High School in Florida for seven years.

Smith received his bachelor’s degree from Methodist in 1981. He and his wife Corinne are proud parents of daughter Gabrielle.