Nutt Sr. Remains in Critical Condition

FAYETTEVILLE -- Houston Nutt Sr., the father of Arkansas coach Houston Nutt and running backs coach Danny Nutt, remained in critical condition at a Little Rock hospital Tuesday night.

Nutt Sr., 74, suffered a stroke early Monday morning and was admitted to Little Rock Baptist Health Center. Spokesperson Cara Wade said Nutt Sr.'s condition didn't change Tuesday and he remained in one of the hospital's critical care units.

Nutt Sr., a Fordyce native, is well known as the father of Arkansas' coaching family with four sons working in the college football or basketball ranks.

Houston, his oldest son, is 53-33 in seven seasons at Arkansas and Danny is an offensive assistant. Dickey and Dennis coach basketball at Arkansas State and Texas State, respectively. The family was featured in a Sports Illustrated article in 1999.

But Nutt Sr. also has been recognized for his achievements as a coach and athlete after being inducted into the Arkansas Sports Hall of Fame in 2001.

Nutt Sr. and his wife, Emogene, taught at the Arkansas School for the Deaf in Little Rock for 32 years. Nutt Sr. also worked as athletic director and basketball coach and led the school to more than 500 wins his tenure.

Nutt Sr. still serves on the Arkansas School for the Deaf's board of trustees.

Prior to his coaching career, Nutt Sr. was a standout football and basketball player at Fordyce High. He also holds the distinction of being the only person to play college basketball for Hall of Fame coaches Adolph Rupp (Kentucky) and Hank Iba (Oklahoma A&M, now Oklahoma State).

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