Bryant Stith, an All ACC performer and a 10-year NBA veteran who has coached Brunswick County High School to three straight Virginia AA State titles, begins his first season at ODU.
"I am elated to have Bryant on our staff at Old Dominion. He was a tremendous basketball player,and had tremendous collegiate and NBA careers, but the special thing about Bryant is that as good as he was as a basketball player he's even better as a person. He will be a great addition to our staff, and a great addition to the community. He will be able to help our student athletes develop as basketball players, but also as young men. He will be an outstanding ambassador for our program and I can't wait to get started." - Jeff Jones
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.
After graduation, 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 1980 Goodwill Games in Seattle.
A native of Emporia, 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.
Stith is married to the former Barbara Dilworth and they have two sons, Brandon (18) and B.J. (17) and two daughters, Bria (15) and Brook (13). He graduated from the University of Virginia with a degree in sociology.