Following up on something that I mentioned earlier in today’s Daily Dirt...
Freed-Hardeman University (TN) head basketball coach Jim Sanderson stepped down from his position on Wednesday.
The head coach spent three season at the helm of the Lions program.
“I want to thank Freed-Hardeman University and coach (Mike) McCutchen for the opportunity to lead this program,” Sanderson said. “It is time for a change for both myself and the school.”
Sanderson coached the Lions to a 36-55 record in his tenure, and was able to lead his team to winning three of their last six games of the 2018-19 season.
“I want to thank Jim for his hard work and commitment to the FHU men’s basketball program over the past three seasons,” Athletic Director Mike McCutchen said. “In addition to being a Hall of Fame coach, he has been a wonderful teacher and mentor throughout his coaching career. We wish nothing but the best for Jim and his family.”
Sanderson coached at Faulkner University for 24 years before taking over for Freed-Hardeman, led the Eagles to a National Title in 2001, and had an overall record with the Eagles of 481-296. He is No. 7 in all-time wins in the NAIA.