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Former Creighton men's basketball coach Eddie Sutton dies at age 84

Eddie Sutton
Posted at 11:37 PM, May 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-24 00:47:32-04

OMAHA (KMTV) — Former Creighton men's basketball coach Eddie Sutton has died at the age of 84 according to the AP.

Sutton coached CU from 1969 to 1974 finishing with a record of 82-50 & was also the school's athletic director.

He led the Jays to two NCAA Tournament victories & a Sweet 16 appearance in 1974.

Sutton was inducted into the Creighton Athletics Hall of Fame in 1997.

He also coached at Arkansas, Kentucky and Oklahoma State racking up over 800 total wins & was the first coach to lead four schools to the NCAA Tournament.

Sutton will be enshrined into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, Massachusetts this August.