Bryant Stith is in his second season at ODU. The All ACC performer and a 10-year NBA veteran coached Brunswick County High School to three straight Virginia AA State titles prior to his first collegiate coaching role 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 is a great addition to our staff, and a great addition to the community. He helps our student-athletes develop as basketball players, but also as young men." - 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, and made it to the state title game seven straight years.
Stith is married to the former Barbara Dilworth, an ODU alumnae and they have two sons, Brandan (19), now on the ODU basketball team and B.J. (18), a member of the University of Virginia basketball squad. They have two daughters, Bria (16) and Brook (14). He graduated from the University of Virginia with a degree in sociology.