Sam Scholl

Sam Scholl (born November 11, 1977)

Current position: Basketball performance advisor
Current team: San Diego State Aztecs (Head coach: Brian Dutcher)
Current conference: Mountain West Conference (MWC)
Teams coached: San Diego Toreros
San Diego record: 50-66 (.431)
Overall record: 50-66 (.431)

Career Accomplishments:

  • NCAA National Championships:  0
  • NCAA Tournament Appearances:  0
  • NIT Championships:  0
  • NIT Appearances:  1  (2019)
  • CIT Appearances:  1  (2018)

Coaching Career (head coach, unless noted):

2022-present San Diego State (advisor)
2018-2022 San Diego
2015-2018 San Diego (asst)
2013-2015 Santa Clara (assoc. HC)
2007-2013 Santa Clara (asst)
2001-2007 San Diego (asst)

Sam Scholl Facts

  • Samuel Elden Scholl
  • Born November 11, 1977
  • Hometown: Gig Harbor, Washington
  • Alma Mater: University of San Diego (BA, 2001)
  • Played PG at Gig Harbor HS, where his team won the 2A Washington state title in 1996
  • After two years at Tacoma CC, Scholl finished his career and degree at San Diego, playing under head coach Brad Holland
  • Started coaching right after graduating, working for Holland for the next six seasons at USD
  • Joined Kerry Keating‘s staff at Santa Clara in 2007; elevated to associate head coach in 2013
  • Returned to alma mater San Diego in 2015, this time spending three seasons as an assistant to new head coach Lamont Smith
    • Named acting head coach in February 2018 when Smith was let go and coached the Toreros to a 2-1 record in the 2018 CIT; on April 2nd, Scholl was officially promoted to head coach at San Diego
    • Went 48-65 over the next four seasons (50-66 overall) before he was fired in March 2022
  • Hired in July 2022 to be a basketball performance advisor on Brian Dutcher‘s staff at San Diego State
  • Along with his wife, Heather, has three daughters

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