Today, May 15th, 2021, the legendary Creighton Basketball Coach Edward Eugene “Eddie” Sutton, is finally inducted into the Naismith Memorial Hall of Fame. Coach was named as an honoree of the belated 2020 HOF Class. It is an honor that is long, long overdue, and an honor that should have been bestowed upon him prior to his passing a year ago (May 23, 2020).
Coach Sutton was the 1st college basketball coach to take four different school programs to the NCAA Tournament and was a perennial winner at every stop along his coaching path. Sutton was inducted into the Creighton University Sports Hall of Fame in 1997, College Basketball Hall of Fame in 2011 and Basketball Hall of Fame in 2020. He is also in the HoF of the Univ. of Arkansas, Univ. of Kentucky, & the Oklahoma State University. His career total W/L record was 806-329, with a winning percentage of .710. His 806-329 mark in 37 years of coaching ranks seventh on the all-time Division I wins list.
Coach Sutton joins Creighton coaching greats Arthur August “Schabie” Schabinger (1922-35) and E.S. “Eddie” Hickey (1935-43, 1946-47) as Naismith Memorial inductees. Congratulations to Creighton University and the Big East Conference.
Posthumous congratulations to Coach Sutton and the Sutton family. A great achievement for an outstanding career for our Coach Eddie Sutton.