Scott Nagy

Scott Nagy (born June 7, 1966)

Current position: Head men’s basketball coach
Current team: Southern Illinois Salukis
Current conference: Missouri Valley Conference (MVC)
South Dakota State record^: 410-240 (.631)
Wright State record: 167-92 (.645)
Southern Illinois record: 0-0 (.000)
Overall record^: 577-332 (.635)

Career Accomplishments:


Coaching Career (head coach, unless noted):

2024-present Southern Illinois
2016-2024 Wright State
1995-2016 South Dakota State
1993-1995 SIU Edwardsville (asst)
1990-1993 South Dakota State (asst)
1988-1990 Illinois (grad. asst)

Scott Nagy Facts

  • Scott Michael Nagy
  • Born June 7, 1966
  • Hometown: Champaign, Illinois
  • Alma Mater: Delta State University (BA, 1988)
  • Father, Dick Nagy, was an assistant coach for Lou Henson at Illinois; Scott’s first collegiate job was as a grad assistant under Henson
  • Also spent time as an assistant to Jim Thorson (SDSU) and Jack Margenthaler (SIUE) before becoming a head coach
  • Spent 21 seasons as the head coach at South Dakota State, a tenure that included the program’s transition to Division I in 2004 and entrance into the Summit League in 2007
    • Took the Jackrabbits to five-straight postseason appearances, including three NCAA Tournaments, from 2012-2016
  • Hired at Wright State in April 2016, leading the Raiders to a 20-win season in his first year
  • In March 2024, Nagy made a return to his home state when he was hired to be the head coach at Southern Illinois

Scott Nagy Coaching Tree


^ overall record includes head coaching positions at both the Division I and Division II levels; SDSU was a D-II program until 2004