Friday, December 2, 2016

Deb Smith

Delbert Bower "Deb" Smith


Born:
January 7, 1920
Paul, ID

Died:
February 25, 2009
Salt Lake City, UT


Career
1935-36 West High School - Salt Lake City (High School)
1936-37 West High School - Salt Lake City (High School)
1937-38 West High School - Salt Lake City (High School)
1938-39 University of Utah (College) Freshmen
1939-40 University of Utah (College)
1940-41 University of Utah (College)
1941-42 University of Utah (College)
1946-47 St. Louis Bombers (BAA)
1949-50 Payson High School - Salt Lake City (High School) - Head coach
1954-55 Cypress  High School - Salt Lake City (High School) - Head coach
1958-59 West High School - Salt Lake City (High School) - Head coach
1959-60 Los Altos High School - Los Angeles (High School) - Head coach

Born to Edward and Dilla Smith in Idaho, "Deb" and the family moved to Salt Lake City in 1928. He played basketball at Utah and served in the U.S. Army Aircorps during World War 2. He played briefly with the Bombers after the war, and then coached and taught high school before moving to Los Angeles in 1959 and became a guidance counselor at Los Altos High School. In 1994, he retired and returned to Salt Lake City, where he died in 2009.

Deb married Marcene Peterson (1922-2008) in 1946 and they had one daughter.



Source:
Salt Lake City Tribune, August 7, 1959
Obituary, Salt Lake Tribune, March 4, 2009

Stats:
www.basketball-reference.com/players/s/smithde01.html
http://www.justsportsstats.com/basketballstatsindex.php?player_id=smithde01

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