February 19, 2018

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MARTIN, Tenn. –
Second-year University of Tennessee at Martin head men’s basketball coach Anthony Stewart will take part in the invitation-only Collegiate Coaching Consortium as a featured speaker at the upcoming NCAA Men’s Final Four on April 1-2 in San Antonio, Texas.

The Collegiate Coaching Consortium is an exclusive event that is collaborated between AthleticDirectorU and the National Association of Basketball Coaches. Founded with the simple goal to better the game of collegiate basketball, the consortium seeks to assist coaches, athletic directors and universities in identifying and channeling all their available capabilities and resources towards building successful and ethical programs. The multi-day academy is hosted yearly during the NABC Convention at the site of the NCAA Men’s Final Four.

Stewart is one of 20 invited speakers to this year’s event, which includes some of the biggest names in all of basketball. The Akron, Ohio native will team up with University of the Pacific head coach Damon Stoudamire and University of Delaware head coach Martin Ingelsby for a session titled “What I Wish I Knew” on Monday, April 2.

After two seasons as the associate head coach at UT Martin, Stewart earned the promotion to head coach on April 21, 2016. In his debut season, he oversaw one of the most successful seasons in program history – tying the school record with 22 wins. The Skyhawks advanced to the Ohio Valley Conference Tournament championship game and shattered the school’s single-season record for points (2,693), field goals (966), rebounds (1,312) and assists (555) on their way to a Postseason Tournament berth in 2016-17.

For his efforts, Stewart was selected as one of 21 finalists for the 2017 Ben Jobe National Coach of the Year Award, given annually to the nation’s top Division-I minority head coach.

Stewart boasts 16 years of collegiate coaching experience, including stints as an assistant at Ohio University (2012-14), Southern Illinois University (2011-12), University of Wyoming (2007-11), Long Beach State University (2004-06) and Columbus State Community College (2001-04) before joining the UT Martin program in 2014.

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