However his career unfolds, Loyola assistant G.G. Smith will be known as an exceptional coach. The eldest son of former Kentucky Coach Tubby Smith defied convention by putting his wife’s professional ambitions ahead of his own.Usually, wives and children follow the coach from job to job. But Smith left a secure coaching position at Tennessee Tech to follow his wife, Lorie, as she pursued a career in medicine. That led to medicine-first stops in Honolulu, Hawaii; Savannah, Ga.; and Baltimore, Md.