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Fred Snowden HOF
By: Arizona Athletics
Release: December 10, 2013
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Fred Snowden

Fred Snowden HOF
     Was the first black head coach in Division I college basketball. Led the UA men's basketball team as head coach from 1972-82 and acted as special assistant to the athletic director from 1982-83. He compiled a career record of 167-108 for a winning percentage of .607. Led the UA to a Western Athletic Conference championship in 1976, then on to victories over Georgetown and Nevada-Las Vegas and into the Western Regional Final, the first time UA had ever advanced beyond the first round. Also coached UA's 1975 team to 2nd place in the National Commissioner's Tournament and the 1977 team to the NCAA Mid-West Regional. Produced five NBA players including Larry Demic, Bob Elliott, Eric Money, Coniel Norman, and Al Fleming. His teams were also the first to set attendance records in McKale Center. 
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