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20070608 Bernard Scott Joins Arizona Women¡¯s Basketball Coaching Staff
Courtesy: Arizona Athletics
Release: 06/08/2007
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Tucson , Ariz. ?C University of Arizona womenˇ?s basketball head coach Joan Bonvicini today announced the hiring of Bernard Scott as an assistant coach.

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Scott, 29, joins the Arizona coaching staff after spending the past three seasons as an assistant womenˇ?s basketball coach at the University of Dayton. At Dayton, Scott assisted with recruiting, scouting, practice planning, and was in charge of scheduling and summer camps.

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ˇ?We are very excited to have Bernard Scott join our staff,ˇ± Bonvicini said.? ˇ?Bernard is a very successful coach with great experience, and I think he will do an outstanding job recruiting and also working with our players on the floor.? He has a tremendous work ethic and a positive energy that makes him a great person to have on our staff.ˇ±

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While at Dayton, Scott helped the Flyers to their second-best record in school history with a 17-12 mark during the 2005-06 season, a vast improvement from the squad's 3-25 record the year before.

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Prior to his tenure at Dayton, Scott served as an assistant womenˇ?s basketball coach at the University of Toledo from 2001-05.? Scott started out as the third assistant coach for the Lady Rockets and served as the second assistant coach his last two seasons with the team.? At Toledo, Scott played an integral role in player development, recruiting, scouting, as well as all other facets of the program.

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Scott helped guide the Lady Rockets to the 2003 Mid-American Conference regular season championship, and a berth in the 2003 WNIT. At Toledo, six of his players earned All-Mid-American Conference honors.

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ˇ?It is a great opportunity for me to come to Arizona and work with coach Bonvicini and this staff,ˇ± Scott said.? ˇ?I am looking forward to using my coaching and recruiting experience to help benefit this program.? Iˇ?m excited to coach in the Pac-10, and I know I can help this team in every part of the game.ˇ±

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Scott graduated from Toledo in 2001 with a degree in Physical Education and Recreation, and played point guard for the Rockets from 1997-99.? In 2005, he earned a masterˇ?s degree in Recreation and Leisure Studies in 2005 from Toledo.

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Scott and his wife Colleen are proud parents of their daughter Lily.

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Scott fills the vacancy left by former assistant coach Todd Holthaus, who was named the head coach at Pima Community College.
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