C. M. Newton was born February 2, 1930. Attended the University of Kentucky and played basketball on their 1951 National Championship team. Signed a baseball contract with the New York Yankees and pitched briefly in the minor leagues. Coached basketball at Transylvania College for 12 years, and in 1969 was hired by Coach Paul Bryant to rebuild the University of Alabama's basketball program. In 12 years his record was 211-123 with 2 trips to the NCAA tournament and 4 to the NIT. Served one year as Assistant Commissioner of the SEC and 8 years as the basketball coach at Vanderbilt. In 1989 he became the Director of Athletics at the University of Kentucky. He is now retired as Kentuckyís athletic director but continues to live in Kentucky.