UK College of Education Hall of Fame


C.M. NewtonC. M. Newton
B.A. in Health, Physical Education and Recreation, ’53
M.A. in Education, ’57
Named to the Alumni Hall of Fame in 1998

C. M. Newton of Lexington, was the director of athletics at UK until June of 2000. A native of Rockwood, Tennessee, he lettered on UK's 1951 national champion basketball team. He entered the coaching profession in 1956, when UK Coach Adolph Rupp recommended Newton to become basketball coach at Transylvania College. Newton also has coached at the University of Alabama and Vanderbilt University.

In 1989, he took the post at UK, where he recruited basketball coaches Rick Pitino and Tubby Smith, who both have led UK to national titles. In 1996, he recruited Hal Mumme as the University's head football coach. Newton has served in numerous posts with the NCAA over the years, most recently as chair of the NCAA Division I Basketball Committee in 1997-98.

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