He is the men's basketball coach at High Point University , his alma mater. In his 28 years as a head coach, Smith has achieved 26 winning seasons. Smith's three sons are following in their father's coaching footsteps. Smith , who played for his father at the University of Georgia , was formerly the head coach at Loyola Md ,  and is currently the associate head coach at High Point. His large family accounts for his unusual nickname.
University of Memphis Athletics - Tubby Smith Adds to Coaching Staff
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Myth Busters: Tubby Smith Won a Championship with Rick Pitino's Team
It has not been a good day for Tubby Smith. The perception of the team is that it bears some resemblance to the team. A team loaded with future NBA players that could go undefeated based on talent alone. This was not a Kentucky team that people expected to win a championship.
John Calipari had already formally accepted the Kentucky job and even been introduced. His time at Memphis was done. But the Hall of Fame coach still wanted to speak to the fans that adored him for most of nine years one last time. So he scheduled a press conference and held it in front of his home. But Calipari eventually returned.