Dean Smith - Basketball Coach
What do you teach?
I coach basketball
Tell us about yourself?
I was born and raised in Montreal. I graduated from Westmount High School and went on to Dawson College. I played multiple elite sports my entire life, but always had a deep passion for the game of basketball. I’ve been sharing this passion with kids for over 30 years, and have been a part of the ECS family for 20 years.
Describe what makes the ECS community special in one sentence:
The achievement of perfection and academic excellence.
Why did you choose to become an educator?
I wanted to touch the lives of kids through sports. I believe: Education + Sports = Success
Do you have a philosophy that guides your work in the classroom?
Each one. Teach one.
Any special hobbies, talents, interests? What do you do in your spare time? How does this affect your work?
Everything related to sports. I love to workout, watch sports events, movies, and listen to music.