Former Kentucky Wildcats head coach Eddie Sutton has passed away. It was first reported by the AR Democrat-Gazette.
BREAKING: Eddie Sutton, who built the University of Arkansas basketball program into a national power and won more than 800 career games as a college coach, has died in Tulsa at age 84. Read more » https://t.co/j2sBovy3n1— AR Democrat-Gazette (@ArkansasOnline) May 24, 2020
Coach Sutton passed away at the age of 84 in Tulsa, Oklahoma while in hospice care.
Sutton’s history at Kentucky was a wild one, but it is no doubt that he is a coaching legend, as he was recently selected into the Basketball Hall of Fame.
Sutton spent four seasons as head coach of Kentucky, finishing his career record in Lexington at 90-40, leading Kentucky to one Sweet Sixteen, and one Elite Eight.
After Kentucky, he went on to coach Creighton, Arkansas, Oklahoma State, and San Francisco. He led Oklahoma State to the 2004 Final Four.
Sutton’s career accolades include four Final Fours, six Elite Eights, and 12 Sweet Sixteens. He also won SEC Coach of the Year with the Wildcats in 1986, and won AP College Coach of the Year that same season.
Sutton was also previously inducted into the NCAA Basketball Hall of Fame in 2011.
May Coach Sutton rest in peace.