Tony Ingle

Tony Ingle (1952-2021)

Teams coached: Alabama-Huntsville Chargers, BYU Cougars, Kennesaw State Owls, Dalton State Roadrunners
Alabama-Huntsville record^: 10-18 (.357)
BYU record: 0-19 (.000)
Kennesaw State record^: 178-166 (.517)
Dalton State record^: 131-33 (.799)
Overall record^: 319-236 (.575)

Career Accomplishments:

  • NCAA National Championships:  0
  • NCAA Tournament Appearances:  0
  • NIT Championships:  0
  • NIT Appearances:  0
  • Peach Belt (Div II) Regular Season Champion:  2  (2004, 2005)
  • Southern States (NAIA) Regular Season Champion: (2015)
  • Southern States (NAIA) Tournament Champion: (2017)
  • NCAA Division II National Championships:  1  (2004)   
  • NCAA Division II Tournament Appearances:  3  (2003, 2004, 2005)
  • NAIA National Championships:  1  (2015)
  • NAIA Tournament Appearances:  2  (2015, 2017)


Coaching Career (head coach, unless noted):

2013-2018 Dalton State
2000-2011 Kennesaw State
1997-1999 Utah Jazz (scout)
1996-1997 BYU
1989-1996 BYU (asst)
1988-1989 Alabama-Huntsville
1985-1988 Gordon College

Tony Ingle Facts

  • Tony Ingle
  • Born June 11, 1952
  • Died January 18, 2021
  • Hometown: Dalton, Georgia
  • Alma Mater: Huntingdon College (BA, 1975)
  • After starring at North Whitfield HS (GA), he played for two years at hometown Dalton Junior College (playing for Melvyn Ottinger)
    • Transferred to D-II Huntingdon in Montgomery, Alabama, where he finished his playing career and degree
  • Started his coaching career at the HS level, including a stint at Cherokee North HS (Canton, GA) where he was a state runner-up in 1982
  • Spent three years as the head coach at Gordon College in Barnesville, GA, re-launching the basketball program there
  • Was the head coach at D-II Alabama-Huntsville for one season (1988-89), going 10-18 with the Chargers
  • Joined Roger Reid‘s coaching staff at BYU in 1989, spending the next seven seasons as one of his assistants
    • Was part of three WAC regular season titles, four NCAA Tournaments and one NIT while on the bench
    • However, after going 15-13 in 1995-96 and starting the next season 1-6, Reid was fired and Ingle was named interim head coach
    • The Cougars did not improve under Ingle, going winless in the 19 games in which he was at the helm
  • Left BYU and spent two years scouting for the Utah Jazz, the first of which saw the Jazz reach their second-straight NBA Finals under Jerry Sloan
  • Hired in 2000 to be the head coach at then Division II Kennesaw State back in his home state of Georgia
    • Led the Owls for five seasons at the D-II level plus six more after the transition to D-I and the Atlantic Sun
    • Went to three D-II NCAA Tournaments and in 2004, defeated Southern Indiana to win the D-II National Championship
    • The Owls struggled after the move up in competition and Ingle was fired in 2011 after six-straight losing seasons
  • Returned to Dalton State in 2013 to be the Roadrunners first basketball coach since becoming a four-year (NAIA) program
    • Went 131-33 in five years, reaching two NAIA Tournaments and winning the whole thing in 2015, just their second year in NAIA
  • Passed away in January 2021 at the age of 68 due to complications from COVID-19; survived by his wife, Jeanne, and their five children

Tony Ingle Coaching Tree


^ overall record includes head coaching positions at the NCAA Division I, Division II and NAIA levels; note that Kennesaw State moved up to Division I during Ingle’s tenure (starting with the 2005-06 season)