February 11, 2005
For More Information, contact: Keith Gentry (901) 333-4114 / Kimberly
Stark (901) 333-4023
SAILS TO BE INDUCTED INTO TENNESSEE SPORTS HALL OF FAME
Written by Keith Gentry
Southwest Athletic Director and Head Menís Basketball Coach Verties
Sails Jr. will be inducted into the Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame at its
annual awards banquet and induction ceremony on Friday, February 18 at
the Renaissance Hotel in Nashville.
Sails, now in his 26th year as head coach of the Saluqisí basketball
team, has compiled a record of 547-224 and guided his teams to eighteen
West Division titles, thirteen Tennessee Junior and Community College
Athletic Association (TJCCAA) State Championships and seven Region VII
Championships and national tournament appearances. Sails has been named
TJCCAA Coach of the Year nine times.
In 2004, Sails was inducted into the National Junior College Athletic
Association Hall of Fame and also the Memphis Amateur Sports Hall of
Fame. In 1994, Sails received the Junior and Community College
Achievement Award from the TJCCAA.
Tickets for the awards banquet and induction ceremony are available from
the Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame for $100 each. For more information on
attending the event, call the Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame office at