| Wins against Kentucky - 6 | Losses against Kentucky - 8 |
Alma Mater: Tennessee  (*)
Hometown: Knoxville, TN
Date Born: June 6, 1928
Date Died: October 19, 2016
Overall Record: 171-125 [12 Seasons]
|2/17/1973||Kentucky at Florida||W||94 - 83||-|
|1/13/1973||Florida at Kentucky||W||95 - 65||-|
|2/19/1972||Florida at Kentucky||W||95 - 68||-|
|1/15/1972||Kentucky at Florida||L||70 - 72||-|
|2/13/1971||Kentucky at Florida||L||65 - 74||-|
|1/9/1971||Florida at Kentucky||W||101 - 75||-|
|2/14/1970||Florida at Kentucky||W||110 - 66||-|
|1/10/1970||Kentucky at Florida||W||88 - 69||-|
|2/15/1969||Kentucky at Florida||L||81 - 82||-|
|1/11/1969||Florida at Kentucky||W||88 - 67||-|
|1/13/1968||Kentucky at Florida||L||78 - 96||-|
|12/4/1967||Florida at Kentucky||W||99 - 76||-|
|1/14/1967||Kentucky at Florida||L||72 - 89||-|
|12/17/1966||Florida at Kentucky||L||75 - 78||-|
Obituary - Gainesville Sun (October 20, 2016)
Former Florida men's basketball coach Tommy Bartlett, who led the Gators to 21 wins in his first season, died Wednesday in Chattanooga, Tenn. He was 88 years old.
Bartlett's career record at Florida was 95-85 in seven seasons. But Bartlett had initial success in 1966-67 in taking over for Norm Sloan. Led by standout center and future NBA overall number two pick Neal Walk, the Gators went 21-4. Bartlett's 1968-69 UF squad went 18-9 and reached the NIT for the first time in school history, falling to Temple in Madison Square Garden in New York City.
"He had a very significant positive impact on Florida basketball," said former Gator basketball player and Gator basketball historian Bill Koss. "He was a healer who brought kids together. There were some issues in Norm Sloan's first stint as Florida coach with verbal abuse, and Tommy took the team on an overseas trip to South America and got them to bond. He was a positive guy, a likeable guy."
Bartlett also was responsible for recruiting UF's first African-American player, guard Steve Williams, in 1970. A graduate of Tennessee, Bartlett was a former All-SEC player in both basketball and tennis with the Vols and remained a standout amateur tennis player in his adult years.
Bartlett is survived by his wife, Essie, three sons and three grandchildren. His granddaughter, Claire Bartlett, played tennis for the Gators from 2008-2011.
Funeral arrangements in Chattanooga are pending.
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