L. Vann Pettaway (born c. 1957) is the former men's basketball coach at Alabama A&M. He served 25 years as the Bulldogs' head coach. During his tenure at Alabama A&M, the school moved up to Division I and competed in the 2005 NCAA Tournament. He has compiled over 400 wins. In 2011, Pettaway was fired from his position as Alabama A&M's head coach.[1]

L. Vann Pettaway
Current position
TitleHead coach
TeamAlabama A&M
Biographical details
BornUnited States Selma, Alabama
Playing career
1978–1980Alabama A&M
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1986–2011Alabama A&M
Head coaching record
Accomplishments and honors
SWAC Tournament Championship (2005)
SWAC Regular Season Championship (2005)

Pettaway graduated from Alabama A&M in 1980. He also received a master's degree in 1991.

Pettaway is married to his wife Glenn. They have two children.


  1. ^ AAMU Basketball to Undergo Changes, accessed April 11, 2011