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Shaka Smart

Head Men's Basketball Coach at Marquette University; Former Coach of the Texas Longhorns

Head Men's Basketball Coach at Marquette University; Former Coach of the Texas Longhorns

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Shaka Smart Biography

Shaka Smart is the head men's basketball coach at Marquette University. He rose to prominence in 2011 after leading Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) to its first and only Final Four appearance in school history in the 2011 NCAA tournament.

With a coaching career spanning VCU, Texas, and Marquette, Smart has accumulated 10 NCAA Tournament appearances in 14 seasons. He has amassed a record of 342-168 (.671) and won several awards including AP Coach of the Year, NABC Coach of the Year and the Henry Iba Award in 2023.

Smart played college basketball for Kenyon College, where he set school records for assists in a season and career. He graduated magna cum laude with a degree in history and later earned a master's degree in social science from California University of Pennsylvania.

Shaka Smart Videos

  • Shaka Smart Leaves Texas for Marquette | CBS Sports
    Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander break down the shocking news of Shaka Smart leaving Texas for Marquette.
  • Texas Men's Basketball: Shaka Smart Press Conference
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  • What topics does Shaka Smart speak about?

    Shaka Smart is a keynote speaker and industry expert whose speaking topics include Basketball, Coaching, Football, Inspirational, Motivational, Personal Growth, Sports, Sports Inspiration, Sports Motivation.
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Shaka Smart is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Shaka Smart for your event is available upon request. Shaka Smart generally travels from TX, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Buzz Williams, Earvin “Magic” Johnson, Roy Williams, Pat Williams and Bill Self. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Shaka Smart for an upcoming live or virtual event.

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