West Virginia State Women’s Basketball Coach Goes for Career Victory No. 600

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Jan. 17, 2014
West Virginia State Women’s Basketball Coach Goes for Career Victory No. 600

INSTITUTE, W.Va. – West Virginia State University (WVSU) women’s basketball Coach David Smith will be going for career win No. 600 on Saturday, Jan. 18, when the Lady Yellow Jackets take on the Mountain Lions of Concord University.

Tipoff is set for 2 p.m. in Athens for the two Mountain East Conference (MEC) rivals.

The Lady Yellow Jackets will take an overall record of 11-4 into the contest with a MEC record of 7-2, best for second place in the conference. The Mountain Lions sport an overall record of 6-6 and are 4-5 in MEC play, best for eighth in the league.

Smith comes into the game with an overall career record of 599 wins and 289 losses, giving him the fifth most victories among active NCAA Division II women’s basketball coaches. He started the 2013-2014 season the 11th winningest coach in NCAA Division II women’s basketball history.

This season marks Smith’s second leading the Lady Yellow Jackets following a 13-14 campaign in 2012-2013.

In 2007, the NCAA named Smith as one of “Women’s Basketball’s Finest” in their 25-year anniversary publication.

Smith came to Institute following successful stints at Bellarmine University, Shippensburg University and St. Joseph’s College. 

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West Virginia State University is a public, land grant, historically black university, which has evolved into a fully accessible, racially integrated, and multi-generational institution, located in Institute, W.Va. As a “living laboratory of human relations,” the university is a community of students, staff, and faculty committed to academic growth, service, and preservation of the racial and cultural diversity of the institution. Its mission is to meet the higher education and economic development needs of the state and region through innovative teaching and applied research.
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