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Joe Ciampi named Auburn's SEC Legend

AUBURN, AL (WSFA) -

Joe Ciampi will serve as Auburn's SEC "Legend" at this year's SEC Tournament.

Ciampi, a Hall of Fame coach, had a career record of 607-213, and was 568-203 as Auburn's head coach from 1979-2004. He led Auburn to 16 NCAA Tournaments, including seven trips to the Sweet 16 and three consecutive trips to the national championship game.

Ciampi was named the National Coach of the Year three times, and was also named SEC Coach of the Year three times. He coached the Tigers to four SEC regular-season titles and four SEC Tournament championships.

The SEC Tournament is set for March 5-9 at The Arena at Gwinnett Center in Duluth, GA.

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