Murry Bartow

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Murry Bartow
Murry Bartow 2013.jpg
Current position
TitleAssistant coach
Biographical details
Born (1961-08-18) August 18, 1961 (age 57)
Warrensburg, Missouri
Playing career
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1985–1987Indiana (assistant)
1987–1989William & Mary (assistant)
1989–1996UAB (assistant)
2003–2015East Tennessee State
2016–2017South Florida (assistant)
2017South Florida (interim HC)
2018–presentUCLA (assistant)
Head coaching record
Tournaments0–4 (NCAA Division I)
1–3 (NIT)
3–2 (CIT)
Accomplishments and honors
SoCon Tournament (2004)
SoCon regular season (2004)
Atlantic Sun regular season (2007)
2 Atlantic Sun Tournament (2009, 2010)
SoCon Coach of the Year (2004)
Atlantic Sun Coach of the Year (2007)

Murry Linn Bartow (born {August 18, 1961 is an American college basketball coach who is currently an assistant coach for the UCLA Bruins. He was previously the interim head coach at University of South Florida and was the men's head basketball coach at East Tennessee State University (ETSU) from 2003 to 2015. Prior to accepting the head coaching job at East Tennessee State, 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 UAB Blazers men's basketball program. At UAB, he compiled a 103–83 overall record with a conference mark of 48–46. 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 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 tournament appearances earned by automatic bid for winning A-Sun Conference Tournament championship followed the 2008-09 and 2009-10 seasons.

Overall, Bartow led the Bucs to three NCAA appearances in his tenure at ETSU. After a change in the school president and AD, and even with a winning record, Bartow was released at the end of 2015.

Bartow was hired as an assistant coach at USF in August 2016.[1]

He was named interim head coach on January 3, 2017 following the firing of head coach Orlando Antigua.[2]

After the firing of assistant David Grace, UCLA head coach Steve Alford hired Bartow as an assistant.[3]

Born in Warrensburg, Missouri, Bartow holds a BA from UAB and a master's degree from Indiana University.

Head coaching record[edit]

Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason
UAB Blazers (Conference USA) (1996–2002)
1996–97 UAB 18–14 7–7 2nd (Red) NIT First Round
1997–98 UAB 21–12 10–6 2nd (National) NIT Second Round
1998–99 UAB 20–12 10–6 1st (National) NCAA Division I Round of 64
1999–00 UAB 14–14 7–9 T–3rd (National)
2000–01 UAB 17–14 8–8 4th (National)
2001–02 UAB 13–17 6–10 T–4th (National)
UAB: 103–83 (.554) 48–46 (.511)
East Tennessee State Buccaneers (Southern Conference) (2003–2005)
2003–04 East Tennessee State 27–6 15–1 1st (North) NCAA Division I Round of 64
2004–05 East Tennessee State 10–19 4–12 5th (North)
East Tennessee State Buccaneers (Atlantic Sun Conference) (2005–2014)
2005–06 East Tennessee State 15–13 12–8 5th
2006–07 East Tennessee State 24–10 16–2 1st NIT First Round
2007–08 East Tennessee State 19–13 11–5 T–3rd
2008–09 East Tennessee State 23–10 14–6 T–2nd NCAA Division I Round of 64
2009–10 East Tennessee State 20–15 13–7 T–2nd NCAA Division I Round of 64
2010–11 East Tennessee State 24–12 16–4 2nd CIT Semifinal
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 Second Round
East Tennessee State Buccaneers (Southern Conference) (2014–2015)
2014–15 East Tennessee State 16–14 8–10 5th
East Tennessee State: 224–169 (.570) 127–81 (.611)
South Florida Bulls (American Athletic Conference) (2017)
2016–17 South Florida 1–16 1–15 11th
South Florida: 1–16 (.059) 1–15 (.063)
Total: 328–268 (.550)

      National champion         Postseason invitational 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


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  3. ^ Bolch, Ben (14 April 2018). "Steve Alford to replace assistant coach and recruiting coordinator David Grace". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 16 April 2018.

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