ALABAMA – Wimp Sanderson, Head Coach, 1980-92
As head coach during the most successful era (1980-92) in Crimson Tide basketball history, Wimp Sanderson led Alabama to 267 wins, five SEC Tournament championships and 10 NCAA Tournament appearances in his 12 seasons as head coach. Six of his Alabama teams finished ranked in the top 25 and those six teams also advanced to the NCAA's Sweet 16. The 1986-87 squad won a school-record 28 games and the SEC regular-season and tournament titles. Sanderson was named SEC Coach of the Year twice (1987 and 1989). Sanderson finished his Alabama career with a record of 267-119 for a winning percentage of .692.