Eddie Sutton, Hall of Fame basketball coach, dies at 84

Published: May. 24, 2020 at 5:15 PM CDT
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Hall of Fame basketball coach Eddie Sutton has died. He led three teams to the Final Four and was the first coach to take four schools to the NCAA Tournament. He was 84.

Sutton’s family said in a statement Saturday night he died of natural causes at home in the Tulsa, Oklahoma, area, surrounded by his three sons and their families. Wife Patsy died in 2013.

Sutton was elected to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame on April 3 after going 806-328 in 37 seasons as a Division I head coach, and made it to 25 NCAA Tournaments.

Sutton coached at Oklahoma State for 16 years, leading the Cowboys to 368 wins, 13 NCAA tournament appearances, and two final-fours.

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