Why Father’s Day is always special for Runnin’ Utes coach Craig Smith

Utah basketball coach Craig Smith and wife Darcy flash the U with their four children: Landon, 21; Brady, 19; Carson, 16; and Lauren, 12, at the Huntsman Center in Salt Lake City.

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More than once, University of Utah basketball coach Craig Smith’s four kids and wife, Darcy, have referred to him as “Clark Griswold,” the fictional father played by comedian and actor Chevy Chase in the five films in the “Vacation” franchise.

They also say the adventurous 49-year-old is the best husband and father around, a man who loves and adores his family so much that he was recently willing to make the 16-hour drive in their Suburban with all six family members aboard to visit family in Minnesota.

Now that’s a patient man.

“Craig has a lot of great qualities, but first and foremost, his No. 1 priority is to be a husband and a father,” Darcy said. “More than anything, he is a family person.”

“Craig has a lot of great qualities, but first and foremost, his No. 1 priority is to be a husband and a father. More than anything, he is a family person.” — Darcy Smith, wife of Utah basketball coach Craig Smith

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Source:: Deseret News – Sports News

      

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