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Gene Smithson

Alma Mater: North Central (1961)

Career Record (major schools): 11 Years, 221-99, .691 W-L%
Schools: Illinois State (66-18) and Wichita State (155-81)

Conference Champion: 2 Times (Reg. Seas.), 1 Time (Tourn.)

NCAA Tournament: 2 Years (3-2), 0 Final Fours, 0 Championships

Record includes games as coach of major schools, and does not reflect forfeits or vacated games.

Coaching Record

Season School Conf G W L W-L% SRS SOS AP Pre AP High AP Final Notes
1975-76 Illinois State Ind 27 20 7 .741 3.12 -0.08
1976-77 Illinois State Ind 29 22 7 .759 5.75 1.40
1977-78 Illinois State Ind 28 24 4 .857 7.13 -1.30 13
1978-79 Wichita State MVC 28 14 14 .500 2.34 2.80
1979-80 Wichita State MVC 29 17 12 .586 5.88 3.46
1980-81 Wichita State MVC 33 26 7 .788 14.41 2.12 14 NCAA Tournament; Reg. Season Champion
1981-82 Wichita State MVC 29 23 6 .793 13.51 3.14 6 2
1982-83 Wichita State MVC 28 25 3 .893 11.31 0.74 11 14 Reg. Season Champion
1983-84 Wichita State MVC 30 18 12 .600 4.52 3.45 14
1984-85 Wichita State MVC 31 18 13 .581 9.13 4.33 NCAA Tournament; Tournament Champion
1985-86 Wichita State MVC 28 14 14 .500 2.91 3.46
Career Overall 320 221 99 .691 7.27 2.14
Illinois State 84 66 18 .786 5.33 0.01
Wichita State 236 155 81 .657 8.00 2.94

Appearances on Leaderboards, Awards, and Honors

Consensus All-Americans
Xavier McDaniel (1985)

Games
1980-81 Wichita State 33 (#5)

Win-Loss Percentage
1977-78 Illinois State .857 (#6)
1982-83 Wichita State .893 (#3)
Career .691 (#85)