Coach Mark Gottfried

"I don't think there is any reason why the goal of this basketball program should be anything short of putting a national championship ring on your finger."

Mark Gottfried
Head Coach

* A native of Mobile and graduate of UMS Prep

* Started all three years at Alabama under Coach Wimp Sanderson, in 1985,1986 and 1987 after transvering from Oral Roberts, where he played as a freshman in 1983.

* Drafted by the Detroit Pistons of the NBA in the seventh round of the draft, but elected instead to play for Athletes in Action, a team he would coach in 1990.

* Gottfried is still in the Alabama record book for three-poin shooting. He had a school record best eigh three-pointers against Vanderbilt in 1987.

* Graduated from Alabama in 1987 with a degree in communications.

* Academic All-SEC

* Paul Bryant Award winner as the student-athlete of the year at The University

* Assistant Coach UCLA 1991-1995 (National Championship, 1995)

* Mark Gottfried is the son of South Alabama Athletics Director Joe Gottfried and nephew of former Pittsburg Head Football Coach Mike Gottfried.

* Married to the former Elizabeth Kozel of Birmingham, whom he met at Alabama. The have five children, four boys and a girl.

* Mark Gottfried is 19th head basketball coach in Alabama history.

2000-2001 Assistant Coachs

This year's staff will be without the late/great
Robert Scott (Alabama, 1980), who passed away after 2nd season a UA. You will be missed, Rah Rah.

Tom Kelsey (David Lipscomb, 1986), 2nd season at UA
Philip Pearson (Alabama, 1993), 2nd season at UA
Johnny Jones (LSU, 1985)

Director of Basketball Operations:
Darron Boatright (Murray State, 1998)

Scott Hewitt
Clay Pruitt
Winslow Armstead
Matt Minor

Athletic Trainers:
John Morr, certified athletic trainer (Eastern Illinois, 1986)

Media Relations Director:
Becky Hopf

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