Southwest Tennessee Community College

December 13, 2004

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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.