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Former UAB coach Gene Bartow dies

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    Former UAB Basketball coach Gene Bartow has died.  Bartow passed away the morning of January 3rd, after a battle against stomach cancer.  He was 81.

    Bartow was considered the father of UAB athletics, and has an on-campus arena named in his honor.  He was inducted into the basketball Hall Of Fame in 2009.  He retired from coaching in 1996, but remained athletics director at UAB until 200.