Only one man in America has coached an NCAA champion in each of the last four years.
And his name isn’t John Calipari, Bill Self orMike Krzyzewski.
And only one man in America had players on eight different teams when this NCAA Tournament began.
And he isn’t an agent, a runner or a high-profile AAU coach.
His name is Steve Smith, and he’s the head coach at Oak Hill Academy in Mouth of Wilson, Va.
When March Madness began, Smith’s former players were on eight teams in all four regions: Ben McLemore (Kansas), Damien Wilson (Memphis), Quinn Cook (Duke),Lamont “Momo” Jones (Iona), Jordan Adams (UCLA), D’Vauntes Smith-Rivera (Georgetown), Tyler Lewis (N.C. State) and Baye Keita (Syracuse).