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Longtime college coach, Hall of Famer Eddie Sutton dies at 84

Yahoo! Sports logo Yahoo! Sports 24/05/2020 05:44:37 Ryan Young
Eddie Sutton standing in front of a crowd: Longtime college basketball coach and Hall of Famer Eddie Sutton died on Saturday at 84. (Mark Cornelison/Lexington Herald-Leader/Tribune News Service/Getty Images) © Provided by Yahoo! SportsLongtime college basketball coach and Hall of Famer Eddie Sutton died on Saturday at 84. (Mark Cornelison/Lexington Herald-Leader/Tribune News Service/Getty Images)

Longtime college basketball coach and recent Hall of Fame inductee Eddie Sutton died on Saturday, according to the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette.

He was 84, and had been in hospice care, per the report.

Sutton spent nearly 40 years coaching in college basketball, compiling an impressive 806-329 record. He is just one of 12 coaches in men's college basketball to eclipse the 800-wins mark, joining Bob Huggins, Roy Williams, Bob Knight, Jim Boehiem, Mike Krzyzewski and more. 

Sutton spent his first five seasons at Creighton before taking the Arkansas job in 1974. While with the Razorbacks, Sutton led the team to five regular season Southwest Conference titles and reached the NCAA tournament nine times - including an Elite Eight run and a Final Four appearance in 1978. 

Sutton also spent four seasons at Kentucky before jumping to Oklahoma State, his alma mater, in 1990. While with the Cowboys, Sutton won two regular season conference titles and reached the Final Four twice more, once in 1995 and again in 2004. 

He wrapped up his career as the interim coach for one season at San Francisco in 2008. 

In total, Sutton made 25 NCAA tournament appearances, had nine regular season conference titles, eight conference tournament titles and three Final Four appearances in his 37 year career. He was inducted into the Naismith memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in April, part of a stacked class that included Kobe Bryant, Tim Duncan, Kevin Garnett, Tamika Catchings, Kim Mulkey and more. 

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