Article by Tennessee Gazette
Posted on June 4, 2018
Tuscaloosa, Alabama–Two-time SEC Coach of the Year and former head men’s basketball coach at Vanderbilt has died. C.M. Newton 88, passed away in in Tuscaloosa. Newton, who also served as head coach at Alabama during his career, coached Vanderbilt from 1982-89, leading the Dores to two NCAA Tournament appearances in his final two seasons.
Newton was preceded in death by his childhood sweetheart and wife of 49 years, Evelyn Davis Newton. He is survived by his wife of 16 years, Nancy Watts Newton. He also is survived by his three children, Deborah Newton, Tracy Chappelle, and Martin Newton; six grandchildren, Katie Champion, Madison Wood (Andrew), Charles Martin Newton III, Joshua Newton, Sheridan Chappelle and Davis Chappelle; two great grandchildren, Charles Martin Newton IV and Sawyer Champion; brother Lt Col. Richard Y. Newton, Jr.; nephews William F. Bryan (Becky) and Lt. Gen. Richard Y. Newton III (Joey); niece Catherine Ahlwardt (El); and stepdaughters Laura Fletcher and Sherry Plott.
Newton was also was predeceased by his sister Jean Newton Bryan, father Richard Yates Newton, and mother Adelia Martin Newton.