Athletes, Colleagues Remember C.M. Newton By Staff • Jun 5, 2018 TweetShareGoogle+Email Kentucky head coach John Calipari received a surprise visit from C.M. Newton during a press conference after UK defeated Alabama in 2016 in Tuscaloosa, Ala. Credit Mark Cornelison/Kentucky.com Legendary University of Kentucky and Southeastern Conference coach and administrator C.M. Newton died Monday at the age of 88. Kentucky.com put together remembrances from friends and athletes who recalled him as the "defination of a leader" The Louisville Courier-Journal also posted a tribute. Tags: CM Newtonuniversity of KentuckyUKTweetShareGoogle+EmailView the discussion thread.