|Alma Mater:||University of Virginia|
Bryant Stith is entering his 7th year as an assistant coach at Old Dominion University under the leadership of Jeff Jones. He has been a pivotal asset to the Monarch program that has claimed 140 victories in six seasons.
During his time at ODU, he has helped to guide the Monarchs to a 2019 Conference USA Regular Season Championship, a 2019 Conference USA Tournament Championship, and a first ever Top 25 ranking in 2015. Over the last five years, ODU has the highest total of overall wins, conference wins, overall win percentage, and conference win percentage in Conference USA.
In 2015-16, Stith helped ODU win the inaugural Vegas 16 Championship. He assisted Trey Freeman in earning First Team All Conference USA honors for the second straight season. Also in 2016, his son Brandan Stith was named to the Conference USA All-Defensive Team, while teammate Zoran Talley was named to the C-USA All-Freshman Team.
In his second year at ODU, Stith helped guide the squad to a 27-8 overall mark and an unblemished 20-0 record at home. In postseason play, Stith helped lead Old Dominion to victories over Charleston Southern, Illinois State and Murray State en route to an NIT Semifinal berth at Madison Square Garden.
Stith helped Freeman, who was honored as an All-League selection, the C-USA Newcomer of the Year and as a Conference USA All-Academic Team honoree at the season’s end.
The All ACC performer and a 10-year NBA veteran coached Brunswick High School to three straight Virginia AA State titles prior to his first collegiate coaching role at ODU. He sported a 185-23 record in his seven seasons as head coach of the Bulldogs.
Stith was the 13th overall selection of the 1992 NBA draft by the Denver Nuggets where he played eight years. He also played for the Boston Celtics and the Cleveland Cavaliers before retiring in 2002. He scored 5,946 career points, averaging 10.1 points per game for his NBA career and also dished out 1,178 career assists, averaging 2.0 per game.
Stith played for Jeff Jones at the University of Virginia where he was the 1989 ACC Rookie of the Year. Stith finished his career in 1992 as Virginia’s all-time leading scorer with 2,516 career points. He earned first-team All-ACC honors three times and was named the Most Valuable Player of the 1992 National Invitation Tournament.
While at UVA, Stith played for the US national team in the 1990 FIBA World Championship in Buenos Aires, Argentina, winning the bronze medal. He also helped lead the US national team to the silver medal at the 1990 Goodwill Games in Seattle.
A native of Freeman, Va., Stith was inducted into the Virginia Sports Hall of Fame in 2007. As a high school coach at Brunswick High School, his squads won state championships in 2011, 2012 and 2013, and advanced to the state title game seven straight years. He is the only person in Virginia High School League history to win back-to-back state titles as a coach and a player.
Stith is married to the former Barbara Dilworth, an ODU alumnae, and they have two sons, Brandan and B.J. Brandan played three seasons for Old Dominion and now plays professionally in Belgium. B.J. graduated from Old Dominion in 2019 and was named the 2019 Conference USA Player of the Year. Bryant and Barbara also have two daughters, Bria and Brook, who both run track for East Carolina. Stith graduated from the University of Virginia with a degree in sociology.