Hubie Smith earns Harding Hall of Fame induction
Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Oct. 18, 2006

SEARCY - Lipscomb assistant men's basketball coach Hubie Smith will e inducted into the Harding University Bisons Boosters Hall of Fame.

Harold Valentine, the chairman of the Harding University Bison Boosters Hall of Fame Committee, announced Monday that 10 new members will be inducted into the Harding Athletics Hall of Fame during a ceremony on Saturday, Oct. 21.

The other new members include Jack Barber (football), Jess Bucy (men's basketball and baseball coach), Bernie Cox (distinguished alumni), Angie Fouts-Dugger (women's basketball), Greg Harnden (women's basketball coach/administrator), Thad Hill (football), Jon Newby (football and track), Marty Ninemire (baseball), and Kelsie Hutchison-Turley (cross-country and track).

Smith played both basketball and golf at Harding. In basketball he was a 1983 First-Team All-AIC selection. He was also Harding's career assists leader (544), third in assists per game (4.8) and sixth in career free throw percentage (83.3). He set the single-season record at Harding with 7.0 assists per game during the 1980-81 season.

As a member of the golf team Smith was a four-time All-AIC selection. He was also the 1983 Individual AIC golf champion.

Smith also had an outstanding career as a high school basketball coach at Bartlett with a 440-190 record (.698) in 19 seasons. His 2001 Bartlett team won the Tennessee AAA State Championship.

The Hall of Fame induction dinner and ceremony will be in the Harding University Heritage Center Founders Room beginning at 6 p.m., and is open to the public.

Tickets are $10 each and can be purchased and picked up from Janis Ragsdale (501-279-4305) in the Ganus Athletic Center before Monday, Oct. 16.

The Bison Boosters induct new members into the Harding Athletics Hall of Fame once every five years. The Hall includes 59 members.