Tom Scott

Tom Scott (1908-1993)

Teams coached: Concordia Cobbers, Central Missouri Mules, North Carolina Tar Heels, Davidson Wildcats
Concordia (MN) record^: 21-23 (.477)
Central Missouri record^: 87-36 (.707)
North Carolina record: 100-65 (.606)
Davidson record: 40-84 (.323)
Overall record^: 248-208 (.544)

Career Accomplishments:

  • NCAA National Championships:  0
  • NCAA Tournament Appearances:  0
  • NIT Championships:  0
  • NIT Appearances:  0
  • NAIA Tournament Appearances:  5  (1939, 1940, 1941, 1942, 1946)
  • NAIA Tournament Final Four:  1  (1942)

Coaching Career (head coach, unless noted):

1955-1960 Davidson
1946-1952 North Carolina
1945-1946 Central Missouri
1938-1942 Central Missouri
1936-1398 Concordia (MN)

Tom Scott Facts

  • Tom Scott
  • Born January 6, 1908
  • Died November 24, 1993
  • Hometown: Franklin, Kansas
  • Alma Mater: Kansas State Teachers College of Pittsburg (BA, 1930)
  • Played basketball at what is now Pittsburg State (KS), graduating in 1930
  • Was the head coach at Concordia College in Moorhead, MN for two years, going 21-23 overall
  • Next stop was a four-year stint (1938-42) at Central Missouri, with a fifth year (1945-46) after WWII
    • Went to the NAIA Tournament in all five seasons and led the Mules to the NAIA Final Four in 1942
    • Inducted into the Central Missouri HOF in 1993
  • Hired in 1946 to be the head coach at North Carolina, leading the Tar Heels for six seasons
    • Compiled a 100-65 record during that time, winning 19+ games in each of his first three years
    • Never reached the postseason and went 12-15 in each of his final two years at the helm
  • Became both athletic director and head basketball coach at Davidson in 1955
    • Went 40-84 in five years as the head coach before stepping away from coaching in 1960
    • Also coached the golf team to five SoCon championships
  • Continued his work as athletic director until his retirement in 1974
    • His two basketball hires – Lefty Driesell and Terry Holland – would go on to great success at Davidson and elsewhere
    • Inducted into the Davidson Athletics HOF in 1990, the first inductee to not graduate from the school

Tom Scott Coaching Tree

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^ overall record includes head coaching positions at both the NCAA and NAIA levels

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