He was a pioneer in every sense of the word.
Sylvester Croom was not only a competitor, but he also believed in doing things the right way and treating people the right way. It may not have the most popular; however, the road he took made people around him better and he is forever valued for the way he went about his work.
A native of Tuscaloosa, Ala., Croom had been in the coaching profession for four decades – prior to his decision to retire in 2018. According to an announcement from the Board of Directors of the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame, Croom is one of eight people to be inducted into the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame on May 2, 2020.