Thursday, March 29, 2018

Devon Smith

Devon Smith


Born:
July 7, 1914
Delphi, IN

Died:
February 3, 1979
San Diego, CA


Career
1935-36 Western Michigan University (College)
1936-37 Western Michigan University (College)
1937-38 Three Oaks High School - Michigan (High School) Head coach
1938-39 Bendix Brakes - Plymouth, Indiand (Independent)
1938-39 Dowagiac High School - Michigan (High School) Head coach
1939-40 Dowagiac High School - Michigan (High School) Head coach
1940-41 Dowagiac High School - Michigan (High School) Head coach
1941-42 Dowagiac High School - Michigan (High School) Head coach
1943-44 Fleetwing - Bristol, PA (Independent)
1943-44 Trenton Tigers (ABL)
1944-45 Trenton Tigers (ABL)
1946-47 Allentown Rockets (EBL)

Born to William and Fannie Smith, Devon grew up in Indiana before going to Western Michigan. He became a high school teacher and coach after graduating.

Smith left his teaching and coaching job at Dowagiac HS in Michigan to help with the war effort by working at Fleetwing Aircraft in Bristol, Pennsylvania. While working out east, he would play some basketball with  the Trenton Tigers and the Allentown Rockets.


Devon married Kathryn Scheel in 1937.

Source:
Herald-Palladium (St. Joseph, Mich), March 5, 1942

Stats:
http://probasketballencyclopedia.com/player/devon-smith/


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