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Signature Memphis | November 2017

Photo by Steve Roberts

Orlando "Tubby" Smith

Head Coach, University of Memphis Men's Basketball

Hometown: Scotland, MD
Your Lucky Charm: Saint Jude medallion
Favorite Song: “Family Reunion” by The O’Jays
Favorite Place to Travel:  Africa/African safari
The Highlight of Your Day: Basketball practice
Place You Go to Think: The back deck of my house
Your Best Quality: Personable – never met a stranger
Who Would Play You in a Movie: Denzel Washington
Proudest Moment(s) of Your Life: The birth of my children
Your Most Annoying Habit: Not listening enough/talking too much
Your Favorite Memphis “Thang”: The sounds of Memphis, like blues & jazz
One Goal You’d Still Like to Accomplish: Take Memphis to the Final Four
First Car You Owned: A two-toned (beige & white) ’64 Chevy Impala that I bought in 1973
A Nonliving Celebrity/Role Model You Would Invite to Dinner: Martin Luther King, Jr.
What you would like people to know about your organization: How tough minded and hard our guys work
Best Advice You Ever Got: From my dad; he always said, “Do your job, son” and advised me to do things in moderation.
Best Thing About Working for a College Sports Team: The family atmosphere that is created with the team, faculty and staff