Carleton’s Dave Smart gives 100 percent to get 100 wins

Dave Smart won his 100th game as coach of the Carleton University Ravens men’s basketball team, establishing a new Carleton record for the fastest assent to 100 wins. The February 3 win came with a 69-59 victory against the University of Ottawa.

According to Smart, the number is closer to 150 wins and 25 losses, but only season games counted towards the official record of 100 wins and 16 losses.

“It’s the same as any other win, I’m not big on individual awards for players or coaches,” said Smart, quick to downplay his accomplishment.

Smart, who is in his fifth year as coach of the men’s basketball team, praised the hard work of his players over the years – praise which the players quickly reciprocated.

“He works really hard and he deserves everything he got,” said Osvaldo Jeanty, a Commerce student and Ravens team member for the past two years.

Smart was presented with an honorary basketball in a ceremony after the winning game.

“It recognizes his tremendous talent as a coach and the level of talent he has on his team,” says Carleton Athletics Director, Drew Love. “The University is very proud of his accomplishments.”

“We try to show up and win every game we play,” said Smart.

From – http://www.now.carleton.ca/2004-03/185.htm

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