ST. LOUIS – Saint Louis University head women’s basketball coach Lisa Stone has announced the hiring of St. Louis native Michael Scott as director of operations and special assistant to the head coach. Scott comes to SLU after serving the 2018-19 season as an assistant coach at his high school alma mater, Mary Institute and Saint Louis Country Day School (MICDS).
“It is my pleasure to welcome Mike Scott to our Billiken family,” Stone said. “Mike has Division I women’s basketball experience, a great work ethic, knowledge, passion and an outgoing personality. He has high energy and will be a great addition to our staff. Mike shares our goals of winning Atlantic 10 Conference championships and will be a key component in assisting with that mission.”
“I am beyond blessed and thankful to join Coach Stone’s program and fight for championships in my hometown,” Scott said. “Growing up, I attended numerous competitions and events on SLU’s campus, and the opportunity to be a Billiken is one I could not pass up. I believe in Coach Stone’s vision for her young women and this community, and I’m excited to be an asset to her program in any way I can.”
Prior to his stint at MICDS, Scott was an assistant coach for two seasons at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Working primarily with UAB’s post players, he helped guide the Blazers to a school-record 27 wins (27-7), the Conference USA regular-season title and the second round of the WNIT.
Scott spent the 2014-15 and 2015-16 campaigns as a women's basketball graduate assistant at his alma mater, the University of Missouri. The Tigers advanced to the second round of the 2016 NCAA Tournament and to the third round of the 2015 WNIT. Scott’s association with Missouri women’s basketball began when he joined the scout team as an undergraduate.
Scott also has coaching experience with Team Moke in St. Louis, at various camps and through individual workouts with local players.
Scott was a prep standout at MICDS. As a senior, he helped lead the Rams to a district championship and was a Class 4 All-State selection and the ABC League Player of the Year.
Scott holds a dual-emphasis bachelor’s degree in finance & banking and real estate and a master’s degree in educational, school and counseling psychology (emphasis in positive coaching) from Missouri.