Former UAB coach Gene Bartow dies

{} {} Former UAB Basketball coach Gene Bartow has died. {}Bartow passed away the morning of January 3rd, after a battle against stomach cancer. {}He was 81.

{} {} Bartow was considered the father of UAB athletics, and has an on-campus arena named in his honor. {}He was inducted into the basketball Hall Of Fame in 2009. {}He retired from coaching in 1996, but remained athletics director at UAB until 200. {}