Alabama defeats Northeastern 62-43 in Tuscaloosa, Ala.
Former Crimson Tide standout Antoine Pettway begins his fourth season as an assistant coach, and his seventh year on the Alabama men's basketball staff. Pettway was promoted to assistant coach following the 2012-13 season.
Prior to his promotion, Pettway spent three seasons as Alabama's director of operations (2010-13) after serving as an assistant coach at his alma mater for the previous two years (2008-10). The Alberta, Ala., native re-joined the Crimson Tide in the summer of 2008, after a two-year stint on the staff at Jacksonville State.
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"Antoine's done a great job for us," Alabama head coach Anthony Grant said. "I think he has really grown as a coach and has prepared himself to take that next step in the coaching career. He knows what it takes at this level and I am confident that he'll step in and make a smooth transition as an assistant coach."
Pettway made his presence felt immediately on the recruiting trail, as he played an integral part in bringing the nation's 21st-ranked recruiting class in 2014.
His duties include recruiting, on-court coaching working primarily with the guards, scouting and statistical breakdown, along with other duties assigned by the head coach.
A former Crimson Tide star player, Pettway has developed a reputation for building relationships and aids the Tide greatly in its on-campus recruiting efforts. He also works with the coaching staff to develop players off the court while assisting in the day-to-day management of the program.
2013-present: Alabama - Assistant Coach
2010-13: Alabama - Director of Operations
2008-10: Alabama - Assistant Coach
2006-08: Jacksonville State - Assistant Coach
2005-06: Alabama - Graduate Assistant
"Antoine's done a great job for us. I think he has really grown as a coach and has prepared himself to take that next step in the coaching career. He knows what it takes at this level and I am confident that he'll step in and make a smooth transition as an assistant coach." - Anthony Grant.
Pettway began his Alabama career as a walk-on with an academic scholarship before earning an athletic scholarship for his sophomore season. He was an integral part of Alabama's NCAA quarterfinal run in 2004, starting every game at point guard. That marked the third consecutive season in which he led the Tide to the NCAA Tournament.
While attending graduate school in 2005-06, Pettway began his coaching career by serving as an office assistant in the Alabama basketball office before accepting the full-time position as an assistant coach at Jacksonville State.
Following his graduation from the Capstone with a degree in biology, Pettway played professionally for the Huntsville Flight of the NBA Developmental League and the Kentucky Reach of the World Basketball Association. While with the Reach, he was named the league's rookie of the year in 2004.
Pettway is married to the former Kim Minor, also a University of Alabama graduate. The couple has one son, Kingston.