Coach Tony Ingle has a proven track record of taking college basketball programs from scratch and turning them into winning and National Championship programs


Coach Tony Ingle has a proven track record of taking college basketball programs from scratch or distressed situations and turning them into a winning and National Championship programs.  He does the exact same thing with members of his audience that may feel like they have hit rock bottom, distressed because of circumstance or lost hope all together.  He wants everyone to feel like they are a winner and a champion.  In his words you will find wit and wisdom mixed with an uncanny ability to lead others to greater heights.  He strongly believes that when people feel good about themselves they perform better.  His sophisticated country style and delivery is unmatched in the speaking world today.  He also has the unique ability to teach others to push themselves further than they ever imagined, while making it fun and rewarding.  He simply is a real coach that skillfully weaves his life story and experiences of leading individuals and coaching teams to a better life and a bright future.

“Any parent should be proud to have their children under the supervision of a coach who truly cares for them both on and off the court….Sports need more coaches like Tony Ingle”
Coach John Wooden (emeritus UCLA)


  • Won two National Championships – KSU (NCAA-D-II) and DSC (NAIA)
  • Only coach in the history of basketball to be a head coach in high school, junior college, NAIA Division I, NCAA D-II, and NCAA D-I, all in the same state, Georgia
  • Only coach to win 26 games in an inaugural season at a four year institution
  • Only coach to win 50 of his first 55 games at an upstart four year NAIA program
  • Only men’s basketball coach to win a National Championship in Georgia
  • Only coach to win two National Championships at state institutions at the NCAA D-II and NAIA D-I level at two different institutions to win 30 games or more at two different levels
  • Only coach to win a National Championship at their Alma Mater in their home town
  • Only coach to win 35 games in a season as a player then later as a coach (DSC 35-2 & KSU 35-4)
  • Only coach to play on a college that won 30 consecutive games and later as coach
  • Only coach in Georgia to be honored as Coach of the Year in H.S., JUCO, NAIA, and NCAA D-II all in the same state, GA
  • National Coach of the Year – The Don Meyer NAIA Award – 2017
  • National Coach of the Year – Rawlings – 2015
  • National Coach of the Year – NABC – 2004
  • National Coach of the Year – Molten – 2004
  • National Coach of the Week – – 2017
  • Southern States Athletic Conference Coach of the Year – 2015
  • Naismith / ATOC State Co-College Coach of the Year – 2004
  • Peach Belt Conference Coach of the Year – 2003
  • North West Tip Off Club Coach of the Year – 2016
  • Atlanta Tip Off Club JUCO Coach of the Year – 1988
  • Atlanta Journal State AAAA Georgia HS Coach of the Year – 1982
  • 2 Hall of Fame Selections – Gordon State and Cherokee County – 2009 / 2013
  • All Time Winningest Coach at Kennesaw State, 178 victories
  • Lead Kennesaw State to upset victory over Georgia Tech 80-63
  • 484 Overall head Coaching Wins
  • Participated in 10 post season National Tournaments (5 BYU) (3 KSU) (2 DSC)
  • Coached two NBA Players – Shawn Bradley (Mavs) and Andy Toolson (Jazz)
  • Recruited 2nd pick – NBA Draft Shawn Bradley, 76er, Nets, Mavs
  • Recruited 1 MVP of McDonald All-American Game Shawn Bradley
  • Founder and Executive Director of the John & Nellie Wooden Awards – 1996-2001
  • Coached The Little Nuggets (Family) One of the best halftime show in NBA and college
  • Scouting in the NBA for the Utah Jazz
  • Color commentator at KSL TV SportsWest Mountain West Conference games

“Tony Ingle was invaluable to me and the Utah Jazz organization in evaluating player personnel, scouting opponents, and suggesting strategy.  We miss him, but wish him much success at Dalton State.”

Frank Layden

Former Consultant - New York Knicks, Former Coach - Utah Jazz

“Tony is knowledgeable, energetic, passionate, determined and can flat out coach.  His personality is a hit with everyone he meets.  I love his style and his competitive drive.”

Ed Maull

Director Pro-Monor Scouting, Miami Heat

“Tony is a fierce competitor that loves to coach both on and off the court.  He has been an inspiration to me and many other coaches.”

Jerry Sloan

NBA Hall of Fame Head Coach, Utah Jazz

“I’ve know Tony for a long time.  He’s a great example for all of us.  Wish him well at Dalton State College.”

Doc Rivers

NBA Head Coach, Boston Celtics

“A tireless worker, motivator, disciplinarian, teacher, coach, Tony Ingle is an excellent leader for today’s athletes.  He is a person you can count on for positive results both on and off the floor.”

Mike Fratello

NBA Head Coach, Current TV Analyst

“Teacher, motivator, workaholic, and family man, Tony Ingle brings the total package of leadership and excellence.”

Hubie Brown

NBA Hall of Fame Coach, TV Analyst