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Scott Edgar - Head Coach

A veteran coach whose teams have advanced to postseason play 17 times in his 33-year collegiate coaching career, Scott Edgar is entering his third season as the Head Men’s Basketball Coach at Eastern Oklahoma State College. Respected for his recruiting abilities and his on-court coaching, Edgar has recruited or coached 20 NBA players. Edgar began his career as an assistant coach at the New Mexico Military Institute in 1978. After three years, he made the jump to NCAA Division I coaching when he joined Nolan Richardson’s coaching staff at the University of Tulsa. During the five-year span (1980-85) that Edgar and Richardson were at Tulsa, the Golden Hurricane made three NCAA Tournament appearances and won the 1981 National Invitation Tournament championship. Edgar followed Richardson to the University of Arkansas, serving as an assistant coach for six seasons (1985-91). In 1990 the Razorbacks posted a 30-5 overall record, winning the Southwest Conference regular season and tournament championships and advancing to the Final Four in Denver, Colo.

 He got his first head coaching opportunity in 1991 when he was named the head coach at Murray State University. In his four seasons (1991-95) in Murray, Ky., he led the Racers to a 79-39 record that included two NCAA Tournament appearances and an NIT bid. He then returned to the Pittsburg, Pa., area when he was named head coach at Duquesne University. In three seasons (1995-1998) he was able to return the Dukes to competitiveness. In 1999, Edgar joined Billy Tubbs’ staff at Texas Christian University where he was head of basketball operations for two seasons.

He also spent three years (2002-2005) at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, where he helped direct the Blazers to a 65-34 record, the 2004 Conference USA championship, two NCAA Tournament appearances, including a trip to the 2004 Sweet 16, and the quarterfinals of the 2003 National Invitation Tournament.

He spent the 2005-06 season as an assistant coach at the University of Tennessee, where he helped direct the Volunteers to a 22-8 record and the conference championship. He also spent three years as the Head Men’s Basketball Coach at Southeast Missouri State University before taking the same position at Eastern.

Edgar has had an immediate effect on Eastern’s program. Prior to his arrival, the Mountaineers finished the 2009-10 season with no wins. During his first year as head coach in 2010-11, Edgar led the team to a 19-11 record. During 2011-12, the Mountaineers completed a historic season with a fourth place finish in the NJCAA National Tournament, a Region II Championship and a 32-5 overall record.

Edgar earned a bachelor’s of science degree in sociology from Pittsburgh-Johnstown. A standout on both the basketball court and baseball diamond while in college, his accomplishments earned him induction into the Penn Hills High School Athletic Hall of Fame. Edgar and his wife, Elaine, have one son, Scott William. 

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