Apr 25, 2014 4:45 PM by Texas A&M Kingsville
KINGSVILLE, Texas - Wade Scott will be the next Texas A&M-Kingsville head women's basketball coach, Vice President for Intercollegiate Athletics and Campus Recreation D. Scott Gines announced Friday.
"Building begins with having the right leadership, and I believe Wade Scott is the man to lead Javelina Women's basketball to consistent success," said Gines. "As with all our athletic programs, we hire head coaches to recruit tough, highly committed student-athletes who will develop under their leadership, graduate, and regularly contend for championships. These are fundamental ingredients to Javelina Pride."
Scott becomes the 13th head coach in the history of the women's basketball program. He joins the Javelina Athletic Department after eight seasons in various roles with the University of Houston women's basketball program. In all, Scott has 20 years of collegiate coaching experience with both women's and men's programs at the junior college and 4-year university level.
From 2010 until this season, Scott served as the associate head coach for the Cougars. In 2009-10, he helped guide UH to a second-place finish in Conference USA coaching the team in the WNIT as the interim head coach. This past season, Scott guided the program to an opening round win in the first-ever American Athletic Conference tournament as he again took control as the interim head coach.
Scott helped build and direct the 2010-11 team that dominated Conference USA going unbeaten with a 16-0 mark. The Cougars advanced to the NCAA Tournament that season finishing the year with a 26-6 record. Prior to being the associate head coach, Scott was the recruiting coordinator bringing in many of the players responsible for the 10-11 team's success.
Prior to heading to Houston as an assistant in 2006, Scott spent multiple years in the junior college coaching ranks including nine years as a head coach of various men's and women's programs around Texas, New Mexico and Oklahoma.
After earning his degree, Scott began his coaching career at the New Mexico Military Institute for one season. He moved on to Western Oklahoma State in 1995 after one year at Yale High School.
Scott served as an assistant in his first season at Western Oklahoma for both the men's and women's teams before becoming head coach for the men's program. In his five seasons as the head coach at Western Oklahoma, Scott led the men to three regional tournaments
In 2001, Scott became the head women's basketball at Clarendon College. His first team placed fourth in the Western Junior College Athletic Association and earned a spot in the 2001 NJCAA Regional tournament. From Clarendon, Scott took his winning ways to Grayson County Community College placing second in the North Texas Junior College Athletic Conference to earn a spot in the 2005 NJCAA Regional Tournament.
"Our search committee performed exceptionally, reviewing nearly 100 applicants. All four campus finalists have national tournament experience, served as key leaders in building successful programs, and two won national championships in the past 5 years."
What Others Are Saying:
"Wade Scott has been one of my most favorite people during my time at UH. He is genuine, thoughtful and a tireless worker who is dedicated to developing young people. Coach Scott's student-athletes will become much better basketball players and more importantly, under his guidance they will grow positively as people. He possesses a great understanding of developing a championship culture in every facet of a program and will win at Texas A&M-Kingsville. Wade is a coach in every sense of the word and a true winner. I wish Coach Scott, his wonderful family - wife Stephanie and daughter Taylor and Texas A&M-Kingsville all the very best."
Mack Rhoades, University of Houston Vice President of Intercollegiate Athletics
"Congratulations to Texas A&M University - Kingsville on their selection of Wade Scott as women's basketball head coach. They made an excellent choice. He is a great mentor to student-athletes, he has great work ethic, a great wealth of basketball knowledge and will bring a great winning tradition to TAMUK!"
DeJuena Chizer, University of Houston Senior Associate Athletic Director/SWA
"Scott Gines made a great hire naming Wade Scott as its head women's basketball coach. Wade has experience at all levels, and I think he will do a tremendous job in his new position. I wish him the best of luck."
Tim Tadlock, Texas Tech University Head Baseball Coach
Former Director of Athletics At Grayson County Community College
36 minutes ago
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