Steve Newton

Steve Newton (born April 23, 1941)

Teams coached: Murray State Racers, South Carolina Gamecocks
Murray State record: 116-65 (.641)
South Carolina record: 20-35 (.364)
Overall record: 136-100 (.576)

Career Accomplishments:


Coaching Career (head coach, unless noted):

1991-1993 South Carolina
1985-1991 Murray State
1978-1985 Murray State (asst)
1973-1978 Mississippi State (asst)
1969-1973 New Orleans (asst)

Steve Newton Facts

  • Steve Newton
  • Born April 23, 1941
  • Hometown: Terre Haute, Indiana
  • Alma Mater: Indiana State University (BA, 1963)
  • Graduated from Gerstmeyer Tech (IN) and played for coach Duane Klueh at Indiana State in his hometown of Terre Haute
  • Starting his coaching career at the Indiana HS level, first at Reelsville HS (1963-65) then at Plainfield HS (1965-69)
  • Joined fellow Terre Haute-native Ron Greene‘s staff at New Orleans as an assistant in 1969
  • After four seasons at UNO, Newton left for an assistant job under Kermit Davis, Sr. at Mississippi State
    • Worked for Davis for four seasons and then stayed on for one more when Greene came to Starkville in 1977
  • Greene left MSU after just one season to become head coach at alma mater, Murray State, with Newton also making the move
  • Elevated to head coach in 1985 when Greene left for Indiana State; Newton coached the Racers for six seasons
    • During that time, his teams won 116 games, four OVC titles and went to three NCAA Tournaments and one NIT
  • Left Murray for South Carolina in 1991, going 20-35 in two seasons as the Gamecocks’ head coach
    • Stepped down from his role in 1993 and became South Carolina’s assistant athletic director
  • After two years in that role, Newton returned to his home state to become the athletic director at D-II Southern Indiana
    • Retired in 2001 after six seasons in that capacity

Steve Newton Coaching Tree

  • Brian Lane (Transylvania)