Former Crimson Tide basketball coach Wimp Sanderson, along with his son and former SEC and ACC assistant basketball coach Barry Sanderson, hit the airwaves with Tuscaloosa’s only sports morning show.
There are very few people that know as much about The University of Alabama basketball program as Wimp. He spent 32 years on the coaching staff, which included 12 years as head coach during one of the school’s greatest eras. From 1980-1992, Wimp’s teams became a staple of the postseason. He guided Alabama to 10 NCAA tournament appearances and six ‘Sweet 16′ births. His teams also reached the SEC tournament finals nine of his 12 seasons as head coach, winning five of those SEC tournament championships. Along the way, he earned National Coach of the Year in 1987 and SEC Coach of the Year three times (1987, 1989, 1990).
Barry’s college basketball coaching career spans more than 20 years if you include his start as a student assistant under his father at Alabama. After graduating from the Capstone in 1990, he went on to make assistant coaching stops at Arkansas-Little Rock, East Carolina, Lipscomb, Wake Forest, and South Carolina. His time with the Gamecocks included an NCAA tournament appearance in 2004 and back-to-back NIT Championships in 2005 and 2006.
While these two bring more than 55 years of coaching experience to Tide 99.1, you can expect the topics to go well beyond college basketball. Wimp and Barry will bring Tuscaloosa and Alabama fans the biggest discussions with input from national guests.