13 incredible statistics from Eddie Sutton’s Hall of Fame career

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Legendary basketball coach Eddie Sutton, who spent 11 yrs at Arkansas, handed away Saturday evening at the age of 84.

He is regarded as a person of the best faculty basketball coaches of all-time. Right here are some figures from his career that display why…


Including a pair of vacated victories at Kentucky, Sutton gained 806 online games as a Division I head coach. That overall ranks twenty fifth among the coaches at 4-12 months educational facilities, regardless of level, and ninth among the DI coaches.


Sutton is a person of only fifteen coaches who have led various groups to the Final Four. He took the Razorbacks in 1978 and then took Oklahoma Point out in 1995 and 2004.


In the course of his 11-12 months tenure, Sutton was an outstanding a hundred and twenty-eight in online games played in Fayetteville, supplying him a .938 successful share. According to HogStats.com, that is the best of any Arkansas head coach.


Just as soon as – in Yr two – did Sutton fall short to end initially or next in the Southwest Conference, meaning his groups concluded in the top two 10 periods. The Razorbacks gained the frequent-year title outright a few periods, tied for initially on two far more events and concluded runner-up 5 periods. The lone exception was in 1975-seventy six, when the concluded fourth.


Thinking of that stat, it isn’t surprising that Sutton’s .799 meeting successful share (139-35) is the best in SWC background and the best for any Arkansas head coach, in accordance to HogStats.com.


Sutton went 260-75 all round at Arkansas, supplying him a successful share of .776 during his 11-12 months tenure. He gained at minimum 21 online games in each individual of his past nine seasons.

.377 / .370

In the 11 yrs immediately prior to Sutton’s arrival, Arkansas gained just 37.7 percent of its online games (one zero one-167) and only 37. percent of its meeting online games (fifty seven-97). Only two of individuals seasons experienced a successful file.


Only nine coaches have been named the AP Higher education Basketball Nationwide Coach of the Yr for men’s basketball various periods considering that the award was made in 1967 – John Wood, Male Lewis, Bob Knight, Ralph Miller, Ray Meyer, Roy Williams, Tony Bennett and Sutton. Sutton (Arkansas and Kentucky) is a person of only a few who gained it at diverse educational facilities, with the other folks staying Williams (Kansas, North Carolina) and Tony Bennett (Washington Point out, Virginia).


Sutton was named his conference’s coach of the 12 months 8 periods – 4 periods in the SWC at Arkansas, as soon as in the SEC at Kentucky, as soon as in the Major Eight and 2 times in the Major twelve at Oklahoma Point out. (Creighton was an unbiased when he was there.)


Creighton, Arkansas, Kentucky and Oklahoma Point out each individual reached the NCAA Match beneath Sutton’s leadership, generating him the initially coach to guide 4 diverse applications to the huge dance. The feat has considering that been attained by a handful of other coaches.


When he’s inducted posthumously afterwards this 12 months, Sutton will come to be the Razorbacks’ 3rd consultant in the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, joining Nolan Richardson and Sidney Moncrief.


In 37 seasons as a Division I head coach, Sutton failed to earn far more than 50 % of his online games just 2 times. He concluded with a sub.-five hundred mark with Kentucky in 1988-89 (thirteen-19) and as the interim coach at San Francisco in 2007-08 (6-thirteen).


The Razorbacks have beaten the AP’s No. 1 crew just as soon as in twelve tries. That victory came on Feb. twelve, 1984, when Sutton led them to a 65-64 earn more than North Carolina and Michael Jordan in Pine Bluff.