Lamont Smith is an American former college basketball coach. He has also played basketball during his college with the San Diego Toreros from 1995-1999. Following his graduation, he started his career as a coach. He was mostly recognized as being an assistant coach at the University of Texas at El Paso for the UTEP and head coach for the University of San Diego.
Smith has further been charged with several allegations including his arrest due to domestic violence on 25 February 2018. The claims were made by an unidentified woman who was in a physical relationship with him. Additionally, for which he had to resign from his post as a head coach of San Diego Toreros after hours of his bail.
Caption: The former head coach of the University of San Diego, Lamont Smith.
Lamont Smith: Bio, Family, Career
The player was born on 19 October 1975 in The Colony, Texas. He has not revealed information on his parents or siblings in the media. Regarding his education, he had graduated from the University of San Diego in 1998. From the university, he has earned a bachelor’s degree in communications. From 1995 to 1999, Smith played for the San Diego Toreros and also earned team defensive player of the year honors in 1997 and 1999.
The player started his career as coaching as a graduate assistant at Saint Louis and then Saint Mary (2001-07). For one season, he joined as an assistant at Santa Clara University and then left to fill an assistant at Arizona State. In 2012, he became an assistant coach at the University of Washington where he spent one season on the bench. He then served as an assistant coach at the University of New Mexico in 2015.
He had left to join the San Diego Toreros as its head coach in 2015 following the departure of Bill Grier. It turned out to be his successful tenure in his career, however, he had coached the last game with Toreros in February 2018. After that, he became an assistant for the UTEP Miners basketball team from 2018-19. In addition, he has launched his own basketball academy under his name as well as created a YouTube channel on it.
Additionally, he had a legal issue when he was placed on administrative leave by San Diego in February 2018 after he was arrested at the Oakland International Airport. Further, police arrested him on charges of domestic violence, assault with force likely to cause serious bodily injury, and wrongful imprisonment are all examples of domestic violence. Following that, he resigned from the team after coaching three seasons.
Furthermore, he was released from custody after posting a $115,000 bond. Additionally, Smith resigned from UTEP on March 20, 2019, after the University of San Diego announced that he had been suspected of receiving a payment in the 2019 college admissions bribery scandal for allegedly illegally aiding the children of a Beverly Hills real estate mogul gain admission.
Lamont Smith: Personal Life & Wife
Talking about his love life, he is not single, in fact, he has been married to a beautiful wife of his named Kimberly Smith. She is recognized as an American businesswoman involved in the beauty and fashion line. Together, the couple had welcomed two daughters: Olivia and Payton Smith.
Caption: Lamont and wife Kimberly
Lamont Smith: Net Worth & Social Media Profiles
Following graduation till 2019, he had served as an assistant coach as well as a head coach mostly for college basketball. He has seen his most success with the team at the University of San Diego. Therefore, he has an estimated net worth of around $1 million. However, there is no accurate information on his income or salary.
It seems that he does not have accounts under his name instead we can see accounts under his basketball academy. There is an unverified Instagram account under the name of his basketball academy with more than 1.3k followers. On Twitter, his basketball academy goes by the unverified account @CoachMontySmith with more than 4.3k followers.
Lamont Smith: Body Measurements
The former head coach has an athletic body structure that stands to a height of around 6 feet or 1.82 meters. No information on his body weight or body measurements of chest, waist, or biceps. He has a bald head with dark brown eyes color.
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