Scott Cherry

Scott Cherry (born February 18, 1971)

Current position: Assistant men’s basketball coach
Current team: Central Michigan Chippewas (Head coach: Tony Barbee)
Current conference: Mid-American Conference (MAC)
Teams coached: High Point Panthers
High Point record: 146-134 (.521)
Overall record: 146-134 (.521)

Career Accomplishments:

  • NCAA National Championships:  0
  • NCAA Tournament Appearances:  0
  • NIT Championships:  0
  • NIT Appearances:  2  (2014, 2016)
  • CIT Appearances:  2  (2013, 2015)
  • Big South Regular Season Champion:  4  (2013, 2014, 2015, 2016)


Coaching Career (head coach, unless noted):

2023-present Central Michigan (asst)
2021-2023 Jacksonville (asst)
2009-2018 High Point
2008-2009 South Carolina (asst)
2007-2008 Western Kentucky (asst)
2003-2007 George Mason (asst)
2002-2003 Tennessee Tech (asst)
1999-2002 George Mason (asst)

Scott Cherry Facts

  • Scott Douglas Cherry
  • Born February 18, 1971
  • Hometown: Ballston Spa, New York
  • Alma Mater: University of North Carolina (BA, 1993)
  • Played at Saratoga Central Catholic HS and then under legendary head coach Dean Smith at North Carolina
    • Was the senior captain on the 1992-93 Tar Heels team that won the National Championship
    • Played for one season in Cyprus and then spent three years working in sales
  • First coaching jobs were as an assistant at Bishop McGuinness HS (NC) and with the Middle Tennessee women’s team
  • Joined Jim Larrañaga‘s coaching staff at George Mason in 1999, where he worked for the next three seasons
  • After one season on Mike Sutton’s staff at Tennessee Tech, Cherry returned to Mason for another four seasons with Larrañaga
  • Worked as an assistant to Darrin Horn for two seasons, one at WKU and one at South Carolina
  • Hired in March 2009 as the new head coach at High Point, a position he held for the next nine seasons
  • After a few years out of college basketball, Cherry spent two seasons on Jordan Mincy‘s staff at Jacksonville as an assistant
  • Hired by Tony Barbee in July 2023 to be one of his assistant coaches at Central Michigan

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