Scott Spinelli

Scott Spinelli (born April 22, 1966)

Current position: Head men’s basketball coach
Current team: Chicago State Cougars
Current conference: Northeast Conference (NEC)
Boston College record: 1-3 (.250)
Chicago State record: 0-0 (.000)
Overall record: 1-3 (.250)

Career Accomplishments:

Coaching Career (head coach, unless noted):

2024-present Chicago State
2023-2024 Chicago State (asst)
2021 Boston College (interim HC)
2014-2021 Boston College (asst)
2011-2014 Maryland (asst)
2007-2011 Texas A&M (asst)
2006-2007 Wichita State (asst)
2003-2006 Nebraska (asst)
2001-2003 Loyola (IL) (asst)
2000-2001 Philadelphia 76ers (scout)
1997-1999 American (asst)
1996-1997 Wyoming (asst)

Scott Spinelli Facts

  • Scott Anthony Spinelli
  • Born April 22, 1966
  • Hometown: Leominster, Massachusetts
  • Alma Mater: Boston University (BA, 1989)
  • The MA-native played for the BU Terriers and head coach Mike Jarvis (1985-89); appeared in the 1988 NCAA Tournament
  • Started his coaching career at the prep school level, with stints at Milford Academy (NY) and Winchendon School (MA)
  • First collegiate jobs were as an assistant at Wyoming (under Joby Wright) and American University (under Art Perry)
  • Worked as an assistant with the Cincinnati Stuff of the short-lived IBL (1999-2000) and then spent one season with the Philadelphia 76ers working as a collegiate scout (2000-01)
  • Returned to the college game, spending two seasons working under Larry Farmer at Loyola Chicago and then three seasons on Barry Collier‘s staff at Nebraska; part of two NITs during his time in Lincoln
  • Hired by Mark Turgeon in 2006 to be an assistant coach at Wichita State, later following him to Texas A&M in 2007 and then to Maryland in 2011; worked under Turgeon for eight seasons and was part of four NCAA Tournament teams
  • Made his return to Boston in 2014, joining Jim Christian‘s staff at Boston College and working there for the next seven years
    • In February 2021, after Christian was let go, Spinelli was named interim head coach and led the Eagles to a 1-3 record
  • Worked out of coaching but still in basketball for a couple years, including a stint as a television analyst with NESN in Boston
  • Got back on the sidelines in 2023, joining Gerald Gillion‘s staff at Chicago State, then a Division I Indepedent program
    • Part of the Cougars’ staff that won its first-ever D-I postseason game in the 2024 CBI
  • Elevated to head coach at Chicago State in April 2024 following Gillion’s departure

Scott Spinelli Coaching Tree

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