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Millsaps basketball coach leaves for job at Trinity

JACKSON — Millsaps College men’s basketball coach Jimmy Smith has stepped down from the job to become the head coach at Trinity University.

Smith totaled 38 wins in three seasons at Millsaps, including a 17-10 mark in 2019-20. That was the most wins for a Millsaps men’s basketball team — and first winning record — since the 2007-08 squad finished with a 28-5 record.

While leading the Majors, Smith coached seven All-Southern Athletic Association award winners, and 12 All-SAA Academic Honor Roll selections.

Smith previously coached Schreiner (Texas) University and Texas Lutheran University for two seasons each. He won two Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference Championships and made the NCAA Division III playoffs twice at Texas Lutheran.

Smith has more than 100 wins in seven seasons as a head coach in Division III. He also was an assistant for three seasons at Sam Houston State University.