Southwest Tennessee Community College

February 11, 2005

For More Information, contact: Keith Gentry (901) 333-4114 / Kimberly Stark (901) 333-4023

Written by Keith Gentry

Southwest Athletic Director and Head Menís Basketball Coach Verties Sails Jr. will be inducted into the Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame at its annual awards banquet and induction ceremony on Friday, February 18 at the Renaissance Hotel in Nashville.

Sails, now in his 26th year as head coach of the Saluqisí basketball team, has compiled a record of 547-224 and guided his teams to eighteen West Division titles, thirteen Tennessee Junior and Community College Athletic Association (TJCCAA) State Championships and seven Region VII Championships and national tournament appearances. Sails has been named TJCCAA Coach of the Year nine times.

In 2004, Sails was inducted into the National Junior College Athletic Association Hall of Fame and also the Memphis Amateur Sports Hall of Fame. In 1994, Sails received the Junior and Community College Achievement Award from the TJCCAA.

Tickets for the awards banquet and induction ceremony are available from the Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame for $100 each. For more information on attending the event, call the Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame office at (615) 242-4750.