Gene Bartow

Alma Mater: 

Northeast Missouri State

Class of: 
Hometown: 
Browning, MO
  • NABC national coach of the year in 1973
  • Reached NCAA Final Four two times--1973 (runner-up with Memphis State) and 1976 (third with UCLA)
  • Coach of NIT third-place teams in 1989 and 1993
  • Coach of four Sun Belt Conference Tournament champions--1982, 1983, 1984 and 1987
  • UAB's all-time winningest coach
  • Assistant coach at UC Santa Barbara under Art Gallon for one season in 1960-61
  • Final Division I Top 20 Rankings (five: AP/UPI/USA)--1972 (13/13), 1973 (12/11), 1976 (5/5), 1977 (2/4), 1982 (17/NR), 1985 (NR/NR/21) and 1994 (NR/25/NR)
  • Final Division II Top 10 Rankings (one)--1966 (10)
  • Major-College All-Americans (four): Memphis State's Larry Finch (1973) and Larry Kenon (1973) and UCLA's Marques Johnson (1976 and 1977) and Richard Washington (1976).
Record: 

Season

School

Overall

League

Finish

Conference (Division)

Postseason (Record)

1961-62

Central Missouri State

16-6

7-3

3rd

MIAA

DNP

1962-63

Central Missouri State

17-6

7-3

T-2nd

MIAA

DNP

1963-64

Central Missouri State

14-9

6-4

T-2nd

MIAA

DNP

1964-65

Valparaiso

13-12

5-7

T-3rd

ICC

DNP

1965-66

Valparaiso

19-9

7-5

4th

ICC

NCAA DII (1-1)

1966-67

Valparaiso

21-8

7-5

2nd

ICC

NCAA DII (2-1)

1967-68

Valparaiso

11-15

3-9

6th

ICC

DNP

1968-69

Valparaiso

16-12

4-4

T-2nd

ICC

NCAA DII (1-1)

1969-70

Valparaiso

13-13

2-6

5th

ICC

DNP

1970-71

Memphis State

18-8

8-6

T-4th

Missouri Valley

DNP

1971-72

Memphis State*

21-7

12-2

T-1st

Missouri Valley

NIT (0-1)

1972-73

Memphis State

24-6

12-2

1st

Missouri Valley

NCAA (3-1)

1973-74

Memphis State

19-11

NIT (1-1)

1974-75

Illinois

8-18

4-14

T-9th

Big Ten

Probation

1975-76

UCLA

27-5

12-2

1st

Pacific-10

NCAA (4-1)

1976-77

UCLA

24-5

11-3

1st

Pacific-10

NCAA (1-1)

1978-79

UAB

15-11

DNP

1979-80

UAB

18-12

10-4

T-2nd

Sun Belt

NIT (0-1)

1980-81

UAB

23-9

9-3

T-1st

Sun Belt

NCAA (2-1)

1981-82

UAB

25-6

9-1

1st

Sun Belt

NCAA (2-1)

1982-83

UAB

19-14

9-5

3rd

Sun Belt

NCAA (0-1)

1983-84

UAB

23-11

8-6

5th

Sun Belt

NCAA (0-1)

1984-85

UAB

25-9

11-3

2nd

Sun Belt

NCAA (1-1)

1985-86

UAB

25-11

9-5

T-3rd

Sun Belt

NCAA (1-1)

1986-87

UAB

21-11

10-4

3rd

Sun Belt

NCAA (0-1)

1987-88

UAB

16-15

7-7

5th

Sun Belt

DNP

1988-89

UAB

22-12

8-6

4th

Sun Belt

NIT (4-1)

1989-90

UAB

22-9

12-2

1st

Sun Belt

NCAA (0-1)

1990-91

UAB

18-13

9-5

2nd

Sun Belt

NIT (0-1)

1991-92

UAB

20-9

4-6

5th

Great Midwest

NIT (0-1)

1992-93

UAB

21-14

5-5

4th

Great Midwest

NIT (4-1)

1993-94

UAB

22-8

8-4

T-2nd

Great Midwest

NCAA (0-1)

1994-95

UAB

14-16

5-7

6th

Great Midwest

DNP

1995-96

UAB

16-14

6-8

T-2nd

C-USA (Red)

DNP

* Lost Missouri Valley Conference playoff game against regular-season co-champion Louisville (83-72) for automatic berth in NCAA Tournament.