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August 18, 1961 |
|Coaching career (HC unless noted)|
William & Mary (asst.)
East Tennessee State
|Accomplishments and honors|
SoCon Coach of the Year (2004)
Murry Bartow (born college basketball coach, most recently the head men's coach at East Tennessee State University. Prior to accepting the head coaching job at ETSU, he served as the head coach for University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) from 1996 to 2002, succeeding his father Gene Bartow, the creator of the Blazers basketball program. At UAB, he compiled a 103–83 record, that included 48 conference wins.August 18, 1961) is an American
Bartow's first season at ETSU brought division and conference regular season titles and the Southern Conference Tournament championship. The team finished 27–6 (15–1 conference) and ended their season in an 80–77 NCAA tournament opening round loss to the University of Cincinnati. Bartow was named the SoCon Coach of the Year.
Bartow led the Buccaneers to the regular season Atlantic Sun title in 2006–07 with a 24–10 overall record, despite the graduation of three starters. Bartow was named Atlantic Sun Coach of the Year.
NCAA tournamnet appearances earned by automatic bid for winning A-Sun Conference Tournament championship followed the 2008-09 and 2009-10 seasons.
Overall, Bartow lead the Bucs to three NCAA appearances in his tenure at ETSU. A five season drought with declining performance and increasing fan apathy led to his dismissal after the 2014-15 season.
Head coaching record
|UAB (Conference USA) (1996–2002)|
|1996–97||UAB||18–14||7–7||2nd (Red)||NIT 1st Round|
|1997–98||UAB||21–12||10–6||2nd (National)||NIT 2nd Round|
|1998–99||UAB||20–12||10–6||1st (National)||NCAA 1st Round|
|UAB:||103–83 (.554)||48–46 (.511)|
|East Tennessee State (Southern Conference) (2003–2005)|
|2003–04||East Tennessee State||27–6||15–1||1st (North)||NCAA 1st Round|
|2004–05||East Tennessee State||10–19||4–12||5th (North)|
|East Tennessee State (Atlantic Sun Conference/Southern Conference) (2005–2015)|
|2005–06||East Tennessee State||15–13||12–8||5th|
|2006–07||East Tennessee State||24–10||16–2||1st||NIT 1st Round|
|2007–08||East Tennessee State||19–13||11–5||T–3rd|
|2008–09||East Tennessee State||23–10||14–6||T–2nd||NCAA 1st Round|
|2009–10||East Tennessee State||20–15||13–7||T–2nd||NCAA 1st Round|
|2010–11||East Tennessee State||24–12||16–4||2nd||CIT Semifinals|
|2011–12||East Tennessee State||17–13||10–8||T–4th|
|2012–13||East Tennessee State||10–22||8–10||T–7th|
|2013–14||East Tennessee State||19–16||10–8||4th||CIT 2nd Round|
|2014–15||East Tennessee State||16–14||8–10||5th|
|East Tennessee State:||224–169 (.570)||127–81 (.611)|