| Wins against Kentucky - 0 | Losses against Kentucky - 1 |
Alma Mater: Navy 
Date Born: November 29, 1934
Date Died: June 1, 2007
Overall Record: 94-130 [10 Seasons]
|12/19/1969||Navy at Kentucky||W||73 - 59||UKIT|
Obituary - navysports.com (June 2, 2007)
Dave Smalley Passes Away At The Age Of 72
Smalley had been associated with the Naval Academy as a player, coach, physical education professor and administrator for more than 50 years
ANNAPOLIS, Md. -- Naval Academy Senior Associate Athletic Director Dave Smalley died Friday evening after a long battle with cancer. He was 72-years old. Smalley had been associated with the Naval Academy as a player, coach, physical education professor and administrator for more than 50 years.
"Dave was one of the finest gentlemen and accomplished professionals ever to serve our midshipmen," said Naval Academy Director of Athletics Chet Gladchuk. "He was respected, appreciated and loved by the thousands who were fortunate to benefit from his friendship. He represented the qualities and values of the Naval Academy and approached every day in the spirit of service to others before self. He exemplified the standards of commitment to his alma mater and excellence as a leader. He will never be forgotten and our collective appreciation for him is immeasurable"
There will be a wake on Tuesday from 4-8 p.m. on Dave Smalley Court at Alumni Hall and a reception in the Bo Coppedge room. The funeral will take place Wednesday at 10 a.m. at the Naval Academy Chapel and he will be buried at the Naval Academy Columbarium. There will be a reception immediately following the burial at the Naval Academy Banquet Facility at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium.
Parking will be available both days at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium and a shuttle bus service will be provided from the stadium.
Donations, in lieu of flowers, can be made to the Naval Academy Athletic Association/Dave Smalley Fund for Academic Advancement for Student-Athletes or to Coaches vs. Cancer in his name.
A 1957 graduate of the Naval Academy, Smalley won a combined six letters in basketball and baseball, while earning four N-Stars against arch rival Army. He is one of only four midshipmen in the 101-year history of Navy men's basketball to serve as team captain for two-consecutive years. He was the Mids' top scorer during his sophomore and senior campaigns, while leading the team in free throw percentage as a junior and senior. He was also selected to play in the East-West All-Star Game in Kansas City his senior year.
Smalley scored 856 points during his three-year varsity career and twice won the Charles Evans McDonough Memorial Basketball Cup, awarded annually "to the member of the basketball squad deemed to have been the outstanding team player during the season."
Smalley was also a standout outfielder for the Navy baseball team. He won the Blair Bat, symbolic of the Eastern Intercollegiate Baseball League batting title, during his junior season with a league average of .419. He also led the league in RBIs with 12. In overall games that season, he led the squad in hits (30), homers (3), RBIs (25) and batting average (.448).
Smalley won the Naval Academy Athletic Association Sword in 1957 as the midshipman of the graduating class who was considered "to have personally excelled in athletics during his years of varsity competition."
A native of Baltimore, Md., Smalley served five years in the United States Marine Corps, where he was named to the All-Marine Basketball Team four years.
In 1962, Smalley returned to the Academy as an assistant coach with the men's basketball team and as a member of the Physical Education Department. In 1966, Smalley succeeded Ben Carnevale as head coach of the Navy basketball team. Under his 10-year direction, Navy produced regular winning seasons and was ranked among the top 10 in the country in team defense in three of his last six seasons.
In 1976, Smalley left his post as the men's coach and later that year was asked to lay the groundwork for a women's basketball program. His first season leading the women, competing at the junior varsity level, he led the Mids to a 10-1 record and won the Maryland AIAW state championship for small colleges. The program achieved varsity status in 1977, and he guided the Midshipmen to a 12-year combined record of 179-119 that featured 10 winning seasons. Smalley's teams recorded back-to-back 18-win seasons in 1981-82 and 1982-83, and the 1986-87 team finished 18-8 and captured the ECAC South Division II Championship.
Smalley held the title of Assistant Director of Athletics in charge of admissions since 1979 and was promoted to Senior Associate Athletic Director for Admissions, Academics and Compliance in 2001. In that capacity, Smalley handled the admissions process for recruited athletes in each of Navy's 31 varsity sports. Smalley and his staff also monitored the academic progress of Navy's 1500 student-athletes.
On Jan. 7, 2005, Navy officially named the basketball court at Alumni Hall "Dave Smalley Court" in honor of his numerous contributions for the basketball program.
He is survived by his wife, Gerry, four children, David Jr., Donna, Diane and Danny, and five grandchildren.
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