Doc Sadler

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Kenneth "Doc" Sadler
Sport(s) Basketball
Current position
Title Head Coach
Team Southern Miss
Biographical details
Born (1960-06-12) June 12, 1960 (age 54)
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1982–1985
1985–1986
1986
1987–1988
1988–1991
1991–1994
1994–1997
1997–1998
1998–2003
2003–2004
2004–2006
2006–2012
2013–2014
2014–present
Arkansas (asst.)
Lamar (asst.)
Houston (asst.)
Chicago State (asst.)
Arkansas–Fort Smith (asst.)
Texas Tech (asst.)
Arizona State (asst.)
Arkansas–Fort Smith (asst.)
Arkansas–Fort Smith
UTEP (asst.)
UTEP
Nebraska
Iowa State (asst.)
Southern Miss
Head coaching record
Overall 149–107 (.582)
Accomplishments and honors
Championships
WAC Tournament Championship (2005)

Kenneth "Doc" Sadler (born (1960-06-12)June 12, 1960[1]) is an American college basketball coach who is currently the head coach at Southern Miss. He was previously an assistant coach at Iowa State University.

Biography[edit]

Sadler, a native of Greenwood, Arkansas,[1] was previously the coach at the University of Texas at El Paso, where he took over for former Texas Tech Red Raiders head coach Billy Gillispie[2] after previously serving as his assistant coach.[3] At UTEP, Sadler led his team to a 48–18 record[4][5] and two postseason appearances in his 2 seasons at the helm.[5][6][7] He departed UTEP for the head coaching job at the University of Nebraska on August 8, 2006 to take over for former coach Barry Collier, who left to become the athletic director at Butler University.[5]

At Nebraska, Sadler inherited a team that had been relegated to the end of the pack in the Big 12 Conference for several seasons, after former coach Danny Nee led the team to five NCAA tournament appearances, an NIT title and a Big 8 tournament title in the 1990s. Instead under Sadler's leadership, the Huskers were relegated to the end of the pack in the Big 10 Conference. He was fired on March 9, 2012[8] after six seasons without ever making an NCAA tournament appearance.[9]

Sadler received his undergraduate degree from the University of Arkansas, where he was a student manager under legendary coach Eddie Sutton. Sadler also head coached at the Arkansas–Fort Smith, and was an assistant coach at Arkansas (1982–85), Lamar (1985–86), Houston (1986), Chicago State (1987–88), Arkansas–Fort Smith (1988–91, 1997–98), Texas Tech (1991–94) and Arizona State (1994–97).[4][5]

On June 13, 2012, Kansas basketball coach, Bill Self announced the hiring of Sadler to replace Barry Hinson as Director of Basketball Operations.[4]

On May 31, 2013, Sadler was hired by Iowa State to serve as an assistant under Fred Hoiberg.

Coaching career[edit]

While under Sadler at Nebraska, over 80 percent of seniors who finished their eligibility earned their degrees.

Head coaching record[edit]

Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason
UTEP Miners (Western Athletic Conference) (2004–2005)
2004–05 UTEP 27–8[10] 14–4[10] 2nd[11] NCAA 1st Round[10]
UTEP (Conference USA) (2005–2006)
2005–06 UTEP 21–10[12] 11–3[12] 3rd[13] NIT 1st Round[12]
UTEP Miners: 48–18 (.727) 25–7 (.781)
Nebraska Cornhuskers (Big 12 Conference) (2006–2010)
2006–07 Nebraska 17–14[14] 6–10[14] 7th[15]
2007–08 Nebraska 20–13[16] 7–9[16] T–7th[17] NIT 2nd Round[16]
2008–09 Nebraska 18–13[18] 8–8[18] 8th[19] NIT 1st Round[18]
2009–10 Nebraska 15–18[20] 2–14[20] 12th[21]
2010–11 Nebraska 19–13[22] 7–9[22] T–7th[23] NIT 1st Round[22]
Nebraska Cornhuskers (Big Ten Conference) (2011–2012)
2011–12 Nebraska 12–18[22] 4–14[24] T–11th[25]
Nebraska: 101–89[4] (.532) 34–64 (.347)
Total: 149–107 (.582)

      National champion  
      Conference regular season champion         Conference regular season and conference tournament champion
      Division regular season champion       Division regular season and conference tournament champion
      Conference tournament champion

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b 93315.pdf
  2. ^ Sadler's departure has UTEP seeking new coach - Men's College Basketball - ESPN
  3. ^ Sadler replaces Gillispie as Miners coach - Men's College Basketball - ESPN
  4. ^ a b c d - ESPN
  5. ^ a b c d Sadler signs six-year contract with Cornhuskers - Men's College Basketball - ESPN
  6. ^ Sources: UTEP to hire Memphis assistant Barbee - Men's College Basketball - ESPN
  7. ^ Nebraska's Sadler to hire new crew of assistants - Men's College Basketball - ESPN
  8. ^ Nebraska Cornhuskers fire Doc Sadler as coach - ESPN
  9. ^ Nebraska Cornhuskers hire Tim Miles from Colorado State Rams as coach - ESPN
  10. ^ a b c UTEP Miners Basketball 2004-05 Schedule - Miners Home and Away - ESPN
  11. ^ Western Athletic Conference Standings (2004–05) - College Basketball - ESPN
  12. ^ a b c UTEP Miners Basketball 2005-06 Schedule - Miners Home and Away - ESPN
  13. ^ Conference USA Standings (2005–06) - College Basketball - ESPN
  14. ^ a b Nebraska Cornhuskers Basketball 2006-07 Schedule - Cornhuskers Home and Away - ESPN
  15. ^ Big 12 Conference Standings (2006–07) - College Basketball - ESPN
  16. ^ a b c Nebraska Cornhuskers Basketball 2007-08 Schedule - Cornhuskers Home and Away - ESPN
  17. ^ Big 12 Conference Standings (2007–08) - College Basketball - ESPN
  18. ^ a b c Nebraska Cornhuskers Basketball 2008-09 Schedule - Cornhuskers Home and Away - ESPN
  19. ^ Big 12 Conference Standings (2008–09) - College Basketball - ESPN
  20. ^ a b Nebraska Cornhuskers Basketball 2009-10 Schedule - Cornhuskers Home and Away - ESPN
  21. ^ Big 12 Conference Standings (2009–10) - College Basketball - ESPN
  22. ^ a b c d Nebraska Cornhuskers Basketball 2010-11 Schedule - Cornhuskers Home and Away - ESPN
  23. ^ Big 12 Conference Standings (2010–11) - College Basketball - ESPN
  24. ^ Nebraska Cornhuskers Basketball 2011-12 Schedule - Cornhuskers Home and Away - ESPN
  25. ^ Big Ten Conference Standings (2011-12) - College Basketball - ESPN

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