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."
* 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.
This year's staff will be without the late/great
Director of Basketball Operations:
Media Relations Director:
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