|Alma Mater:||East Stroudsburg '07|
Justin Scott has been named assistant coach for the Saint Joseph’s men’s basketball program, head coach Billy Lange announced in June.
Scott joins the Hawks after seven seasons as men’s basketball head coach and associate athletic director at Arcadia University. Joining Arcadia as an assistant coach in 2010, Scott was promoted to head coach in 2012 and went on to post a 104-87 overall record with 14 student-athletes earning All-MAC Commonwealth honors and had three selected as MAC Commonwealth Rookies of the Year.
This past year, Scott led Arcadia to its best season in program history as it captured its first-ever MAC Commonwealth title and won its first-ever NCAA Tournament game. Individually for the Knights, Da'Kquan Davis was named MAC Commonwealth Player of the Year and joined teammate Phil Pierfy on the NABC Division III All-District Team, while Scott was honored with his second MAC Commonwealth Coach of the Year honor and recognized as the Sam Cozen Small College Basketball Coach of the Year after guiding his team to a 23-6 record, setting a new single-season mark for wins.
Along with his successful tenure at Arcadia, Scott also took over as head coach for the St. Vincent and the Grenadines’ senior men’s team in 2014. Under his guidance the team posted a 6-6 record in international play as St. Vincent and the Grenadines placed sixth at the 2015 FIBA Caribbean Basketball Championship and fifth in 2018 to mark its highest finish at the tournament.
Prior to joining Arcadia, Scott served as both assistant coach and Coordinator for Special Projects, Diversity and Social Justice Education in the Athletic Department for three seasons from 2007-10 at his alma mater, East Stroudsburg University. Transferring to East Stroudsburg after two years at Bloomsburg University, Scott was a two-year letterwinner with the Warriors and earned a bachelor’s degree in Sport Management in 2007 and a master’s degree in Management and Leadership with a concentration in Sport Management in 2008.
A native of Philadelphia, Scott captured All-Public League accolades during a standout career at George Washington Carver Engineering and Science High School. Along with his extensive basketball background, Scott is also an active board member of the Daniel E. Rumph II Foundation that helps raises awareness concerning sudden cardiac arrest, provides free screenings for hypertrophy cardiomyopathy, and provides automated external defibrillators and CPR training to tri-state area recreation centers.