Alabama names Nate Oats Men’s basketball head coach

Alabama names Nate Oats Men’s basketball head coach
Nate Oats has been named the head coach of Alabama Men's Basketball. (Source: Alabama Men's Basketball Twitter)

TUSCALOOSA, AL (WSFA) - University of Alabama Athletics Director Greg Byrne announced Buffalo head coach Nate Oats is now the head man in charge of the Crimson Tide program.

Oats was named the 2018 and 2019 Mid-American Conference Coach of the Year and is one of 11 finalists for the Werner Ladder Naismith Men’s College Coach of the Year.

In four seasons, Oats led Buffalo to an overall record of 96-43, three MAC Tournament Championships and three NCAA Tournament appearances. The Bulls were recently a No. 6 seed in this year’s tournament.

Oats replaces Avery Johnson, who had spent four seasons as the head coach of the Crimson Tide.

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