PREP HOOPS: Auburn High to name court after Tolbert
Longtime and current Auburn High basketball coach Frank Tolbert will be honored for his accomplishments Friday night when the school names its basketball court after him.
The ceremony will occur in between the junior varsity and girls games against Russell County on Friday (approximately 6 p.m.), and a reception will be held after the boys game.
Tolbert - in his 30th year as the boys basketball coach at Auburn - has led the Tigers to a state championship (2005), two state runner up finishes, six Final Four appearances and 12 area tournament titles.
has also won 11 different regular-season tournaments.
complied a 672-333 record as a basketball coach (.669 winning percentage) - averaging more than 21 wins per year - and a 532-265 record as Auburn
's boys coach.
went 30-8 in two years as the Tigers'
girls basketball coach (1978-80).
He has also served Auburn as a football coach (1970-94), wrestling coach (1973-76) and girls track coach (1983-87), winning a state track title in 1986.
Frank Tolbert's career