Topekan And Coaching Legend Honored


TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW)-- A basketball coaching legend, Emporia native and Topeka High graduate was honored Thursday morning at a special ceremony.

The former North Carolina head coach, Dean Smith was honored this morning at Topeka High.

A plaque with Smith's name and face now hangs in the halls of the school he graduated from in 1948.

Former Topeka Mayor Bill Bunten, who is a friend and former teammate of Smith's made the dedication.

Smith, who was born in Emporia and graduated from KU, was not able to attend due to health issues.

Posted by Greg Palmer

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