UAlbany celebrates the 60 year anniversary since Richard “Doc” Sauers coached the men’s basketball team

ALBANY, NY (NEWS10) – Richard Sauers, who is better known as “Doc”, is celebrating the 60 year anniversary since he began coaching men’s basketball at UAlbany.

Saturday evening, the university recognized Doc by holding a dinner in his honor at the SEFCU Arena. Sauers spent 41 years leading the men’s program before retiring in 1997 as the program’s all-time wins leader with 702 victories.

At the time, Doc stepped away as one of 11 college coaches to reach the 700-win mark.

Doc spoke with News10ABC about the honor he received Saturday night.

“At this point in my life, it’s a great honor and I’m really pleased to be,” said Doc Sauers.

Doc is currently a Special Assistant to Athletic Director Mark Benson.

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