Scott Nagy

Scott Nagy (born June 7, 1966)

Current position: Head men’s basketball coach
Current team: Wright State Raiders
Current conference: Horizon League
South Dakota State record^: 410-240 (.631)
Wright State record: 149-78 (.656)
Overall record^: 559-318 (.637)

Career Accomplishments:


Coaching Career (head coach, unless noted):

2016-present 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)
  • First collegiate job was as a graduate assistant for legendary Illinois head coach Lou Henson
  • Father, Dick Nagy, was also an assistant coach for Henson at Illinois
  • 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
  • Along with his wife, Jamie, has three sons and two daughters

Scott Nagy Coaching Tree

  • coming soon


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