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Sonny Smith

Born: November 15, 1936
Alma Mater: Milligan (1958)

Career Record (major schools): 22 Years, 339-304, .527 W-L%
Schools: East Tennessee State (30-23), Auburn (173-154) and Virginia Commonwealth (136-127)

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

NCAA Tournament: 6 Years (7-6), 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
1976-77 East Tennessee State OVC 26 12 14 .462 -5.11 -4.34
1977-78 East Tennessee State OVC 27 18 9 .667 0.19 -4.52
1978-79 Auburn SEC 29 13 16 .448 5.72 7.14
1979-80 Auburn SEC 28 10 18 .357 3.38 5.71
1980-81 Auburn SEC 27 11 16 .407 4.57 6.61
1981-82 Auburn SEC 28 14 14 .500 4.97 5.08
1982-83 Auburn SEC 28 15 13 .536 10.55 10.62 20
1983-84 Auburn SEC 31 20 11 .645 12.87 7.90 16 NCAA Tournament
1984-85 Auburn SEC 34 22 12 .647 11.17 7.92 NCAA Tournament; Tournament Champion
1985-86 Auburn SEC 33 22 11 .667 14.88 9.65 10 10 NCAA Tournament
1986-87 Auburn SEC 31 18 13 .581 13.89 8.95 12 5 NCAA Tournament
1987-88 Auburn SEC 30 19 11 .633 14.07 9.24 19 NCAA Tournament
1988-89 Auburn SEC 28 9 19 .321 -0.30 3.28
1989-90 Virginia Commonwealth Sun Belt 28 11 17 .393 -1.62 1.98
1990-91 Virginia Commonwealth Sun Belt 31 14 17 .452 -2.65 0.72
1991-92 Virginia Commonwealth Metro 29 14 15 .483 3.12 3.64
1992-93 Virginia Commonwealth Metro 30 20 10 .667 9.26 1.76
1993-94 Virginia Commonwealth Metro 27 14 13 .519 7.07 5.85
1994-95 Virginia Commonwealth Metro 30 16 14 .533 3.61 3.40
1995-96 Virginia Commonwealth CAA 33 24 9 .727 7.43 -0.09 NCAA Tournament; Reg. Season Champion; Tournament Champion
1996-97 Virginia Commonwealth CAA 27 14 13 .519 2.03 -0.12
1997-98 Virginia Commonwealth CAA 28 9 19 .321 -5.01 -1.72
Career Overall 643 339 304 .527 5.19 4.03
East Tennessee State 53 30 23 .566 -2.46 -4.43
Auburn 327 173 154 .529 8.71 7.46
Virginia Commonwealth 263 136 127 .517 2.58 1.71

Appearances on Leaderboards, Awards, and Honors

Losses
Career 304 (#96)