Arcadia University Names Justin Scott Assistant Coach of Men’s Basketball

By Purnell T. Cropper | June 8, 2010

Arcadia University has named Justin Scott as assistant men’s basketball coach and academic and recruiting coordinator. Scott will work directly under eighth-year head men’s basketball coach Pat Dorney, assisting in the day-to-day operations of the men’s basketball program.

“The basketball staff is very excited about the addition of Justin Scott as a full-time assistant,” says Dorney. “This is a great commitment Arcadia University has made to our basketball program. Justin is a highly motivated, intelligent individual with many ties to the Philadelphia basketball community. Justin will be working daily with the current team to monitor academic progress and will be a valuable asset to our recruiting efforts.”

Scott recently concluded his first season as an assistant women’s basketball coach at East Stroudsburg University and his third year as a member of the ESU basketball coaching staff after assisting head coach Jeff Wilson with the men’s program in a volunteer capacity from 2007-09. Serving as the Coordinator for Special Projects, Diversity and Social Justice Education in the ESU Athletic Department, Scott aided the coaching staff in recruiting and retaining diverse student-athletes and coaches, implementing social justice education programs, and assisting with athletic operations.

Scott graduated from ESU with a bachelor’s degree in Sport Management in 2007. He started 27 games at guard for ESU as a senior captain in 2006-07 and was third on the team with 64 assists and fourth with 29 steals. He played in all 28 games for the Warriors as a junior after transferring to ESU from Bloomsburg University, where he played his first two seasons. After completing his playing career for the Warriors, Scott went on to receive his master’s degree in Management and Leadership with a concentration in Sport Management from ESU in 2008. A native of Philadelphia, Scott was a member of the All-Public League team at George Washington Carver Engineering & Science High School.

While studying at ESU, Scott served as a graduate assistant for the University’s Frederick Douglass Institute for Intercultural Studies in 2007-08. Working closely with the Frederick Douglass Institute director, he developed the Annual Report and assisted in the recruitment of diverse graduate students. He was also a member of the Dean’s Student Advisory Committee for ESU’s College of Business, Management and Economics and served the athletic department in a number of capacities as an undergraduate student.

Scott has represented ESU at the Pennsylvania Black Conference on Higher Education, the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE) Diversity Summit, and the NCAA Division II Leadership Academy.

“We are very excited to have Justin Scott as a member of the staff,” says Shirley Liddle, Arcadia University Director of Athletics. “He brings experience in academic support for student-athletes, local recruiting connections and basketball experience from the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (NCAA Division II).”

Arcadia’s men’s basketball program competes in the MAC’s Commonwealth Conference against Albright, Alvernia, Elizabethtown, Lebanon Valley, Lycoming, Messiah, and Widener.