Alabama defeats Northeastern 62-43 in Tuscaloosa, Ala.
Former Crimson Tide standout Antoine Pettway begins his fifth season as an assistant coach, and his eighth year on the Alabama men’s basketball staff. Pettway has developed a reputation as one of the top recruiters not only in the state of Alabama and in the Southeast region, but in the nation as well.
Pettway made his presence felt immediately on the recruiting trail, playing an integral part in bringing the nation’s 21st-ranked recruiting class in 2014.
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Pettway has played a key part in luring the top recruits in the state of Alabama to the Capstone. Due in large part to his efforts on the recruiting trail, Alabama has signed the No. 1-ranked player in the state in three consecutive years (Jimmie Taylor was ranked No. 1 in 2013, Justin Coleman was No. 1 in 2014 and Dazon Ingram was No. 1 in 2015).
In addition to signing the state’s top-ranked recruits, Riley Norris was ranked No. 3 in the state as a high school senior in 2014, while 2015 signees Donta Hall (No. 2) and Brandon Austin (No. 4) were both rated among the elite players from the state of Alabama.
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
Prior to his role as an assistant coach with the Crimson Tide, 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.
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.
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.