December 13, 2004
For More Information, Contact: Keith Gentry (901) 333-4114 / Kimberly
Stark (901) 333-4023
Sails Inducted into Memphis
Amateur Sports Hall of Fame
Release written by Keith Gentry
Head menís basketball coach and athletic director Verties Sails Jr. has
been inducted into the Memphis Amateur Sports Hall of Fame. The
induction ceremony was held during the 35th Annual Sports Hall of Fame
Banquet on Monday, December 6 at the Hilton Hotel.
The banquet honored men and women who have played major roles in sports,
helping call public attention to its value in the field of recreation
and competition. Induction into the Memphis Amateur Sports Hall of Fame
is the most prestigious honor a manager, player, game official, personal
contributor, or team sponsor can receive in the Memphis area.
Sails, now in his twenty-sixth season at the College has made six trips
to the NJCAA National Tournament. He has been named Region VII Coach of
the Year nine times, and has guided the Saluqis to 18 West Division
titles, 13 Tennessee Junior and Community College Athletic Association
championships, and seven Region VII championships. Sails has received
numerous other accolades, including induction into the Tennessee Sports
Hall of Fame and was the recipient of the Tennessee Junior and Community
College Athletic Association Achievement Award.