North Carolina basketball legend Dean Smith was in his third year as the Tar Heels’ head coach when this photo was snapped in November, 1963. Smith was a part of many Fellowship of Christian Athletes National Conferences and camps during his coaching career, and has been a strong supporter of FCA for many decades. A legend not only in North Carolina but in the history of basketball, Smith led UNC to national championships in 1982 and 1993 and 11 Final Four appearances. A four-time national coach of the year, he also coached the United States to a gold medal at the 1976 Olympic Games.
Front Row (left to right):
James Jeffrey, FCA executive director
Don Shinnick, Baltimore Colts linebacker
Paul Sharp, Chancellor, University of North Carolina
Back Row (left to right):
Harrison Merrill, UNC FCA president
Dean Smith, Head basketball coach, University of North Carolina
Albert Long, Adult chairman, University of North Carolina FCA
– FCA.org –
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