Thomas Ernest "Satch" Sanders (born November 8, 1938) is a retired American college and professional basketball player and coach. He was a 6'6" and 210 lb power forward. On April 4, 2011, it was announced that Sanders was elected to the 2011 class to enter the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame as a contributor.
Following his playing career Sanders became the basketball coach at Harvard University, a position he held until 1977. Sanders became the first African-American to serve as a head coach of any sport in the Ivy League. In 1978, Sanders became the head coach of the Boston Celtics, taking over for former teammate Tommy Heinsohn. Sanders returned the following season; however after a 2-12 record he was replaced by Dave Cowens, who took on the role as a player-coach.