Mike Sutton (basketball)

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Mike Sutton
Sport(s) Basketball
Biographical details
Born (1956-03-21) March 21, 1956 (age 61)
Farmville, North Carolina
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1978–1979 Lees-McRae (asst.)
1979–1980 Hoke County HS (asst.)
1980–1981 VCU (asst.)
1981–1994 Meadowbrook HS
1994–1995 Tulsa (asst.)
1995–1997 Georgia (asst.)
1997–2002 Kentucky (asst.)
2002–2011 Tennessee Tech
Accomplishments and honors
OVC regular season championship (2005)
OVC Coach of the Year (2005)

Mike Sutton (born March 21, 1956) is a retired American college basketball coach and the former head men's basketball coach at Tennessee Technological University.[1] He took over in 2002,[2] after Jeff Lebo departed to lead the basketball program at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.

In April 2005, Sutton was diagnosed with Guillain–Barré syndrome, but he continued to coach, despite having to use a wheelchair.[3]

On March 23, 2011, Sutton announced his retirement and Tennessee Tech promoted associate head coach Steve Payne to head coach.[4]


  1. ^ "Mike Sutton: Comeback coach of all time". Tennessee Tech Athletics. 25 January 2010. Retrieved 11 October 2010. 
  2. ^ "Mike Sutton". Tennessee Tech Athletics. Retrieved 11 October 2010. 
  3. ^ Glier, Ray (27 January 2010). "Hobbled by Illness, Mike Sutton Perseveres at Tennessee Tech". New York Times. Retrieved 11 October 2010. 
  4. ^ http://www.ttusports.com/sports/mbkb/2010-11/releases/3_23_Sutton_retires