Lennie Acuff

Lennie Acuff (born January 24, 1965)

Current position: Head men’s basketball coach
Current team: Lipscomb Bisons
Current conference: ASUN Conference
Belhaven College record^: 31-35 (.470)
Berry College record^: 65-64 (.504)
Alabama-Huntsville record^: 437-214 (.671)
Lipscomb record: 45-47 (.489)
Overall record^: 578-360 (.616)

Career Accomplishments:

  • NCAA National Championships:  0
  • NCAA Tournament Appearances:  0
  • NIT Championships:  0
  • NIT Appearances:  0
  • ASUN Regular Season Champion:  0
  • GSC (Div II) Regular Season Champion: (2000, 2003, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2015, 2016)
  • ASUN Tournament Champion:  0
  • GSC (Div II) Tournament Champion: (2012, 2015, 2017)
  • NCAA Division II Tournament Appearances:  11 (2000, 2003, 2006, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2019)

Awards:

  • GSC (Div II) Coach of the Year: (1999, 2003, 2005, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2015, 2016)

Coaching Career (head coach, unless noted):

2019-present Lipscomb
1997-2019 Alabama-Huntsville
1993-1997 Berry College
1990-1992 Belhaven College

Lennie Acuff Facts

  • Lennie Acuff
  • Born January 24, 1965
  • Hometown: Huntsville, Alabama
  • Alma Mater: Shorter College (BA, 1988)
  • The Huntsville, AL-native played at Shorter College (now University) in Rome, Georgia
  • Became the youngest head coach (25 y/o) at a four-year school in 1990 when he was hired at Belhaven College (Jackson, MS)
  • Spent four years as the head coach at then NAIA Berry College (GA), going 65-64 during that tenure
  • Returned to his hometown in 1997, when he became the head coach at Division II Alabama-Huntsville
    • Coached the UAH Chargers for 22 seasons, compiling a 437-214 overall record at the helm
    • Reached the D-II NCAA Tournament eleven times and won eight Gulf South titles and three Gulf South Tournaments
    • Left UAH as the winningest coach in both program and Gulf South Conference history
    • Named the Gulf South Coach of the Decade (2010s) and inducted into the UAH Athletics HOF (class of 2023)
  • Hired in April 2019 to be the new head coach at Lipscomb, his first job at a Division I program
  • Along with his wife, Kelly, has one son and one daughter

Lennie Acuff Coaching Tree

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^ overall record includes head coaching positions at the NCAA Division I, Division II and NAIA levels