Former UTC coach Tommy Bartlett dies at age 88
Former University of Tennessee at Chattanooga men's basketball coach and tennis coach and Manker Patten Tennis Club manager Tommy Bartlett died Wednesday morning at the age of 88. He had been in ill health for several years, and the passing at his home was described as peaceful.
Bartlett was a member of 11 halls of fame, including the Tennessee Sports, the Southern Tennis and the Intercollegiate Tennis Assocation National halls, and he had an overall 1,083-251 record in 33 years of college basketball and tennis coaching. He won more than 60 state singles and doubles state championships, 50 Southern titles and 31 national titles, and he was a player of the year 17 times, a pro of the year three times and a coach of the year 18 times.
Born in Homersville, Ga., on June 6, 1928, he moved with his widowed mother to Knoxville as an infant and won Knoxville city championships four years in a row after taking up tennis in his youth. He also won city championships in swimming and table tennis.
After graduation from Knoxville High School and 1946-48 service in the U.S. Marine Corps, Bartlett enrolled at the University of Tennessee and was a captain and All-SEC player for the basketball Volunteers and a star also in tennis — never losing a collegiate match — and swimming.FULL ARTICLE: http://www.timesfreepress.com/news/sports/college/story/2016/oct/20/tommy-bartlett-dies-age-88/393176/