Scaife named Assistant Women’s Basketball Coach at Virginia Tech

Virginia Tech women’s basketball Head Coach Kenny Brooks announced the hiring of Jauwan Scaife as assistant coach Thursday.
“I am extremely excited to add Jauwan to our staff,” Brooks said. “He brings energy and a wealth of knowledge that will benefit not just our athletes but the entire staff. He is top notch and a rising star in our profession.”
A native of Muncie, Indiana, Scaife spent the 2022-23 season at Ball State, his alma mater. The Cardinals went 26-9 (14-4 MAC) and competed in the second round of the WNIT.
“I am extremely grateful for the opportunity to be a part of the Hokie family,” Scaife commented. “I am eager to get started and look forward to working alongside this incredible staff led by Coach Brooks.”
Scaife returned to his alma mater after spending two seasons as an assistant coach and recruiting coordinator for the Utah State women’s basketball team. During the 2021-22 season, the Aggies finished the season ranked third in offensive rebounds per game (12.43) and fourth in assists per game (14.20). 
Prior to Utah State, Scaife had a similar role at Murray State from 2018 to 2020, where he had key roles in player development, recruiting, offensive schemes and game plans and assisted with in-game adjustments. During the 2018-19 season, Scaife helped the Racers to nine conference victories, the most by Murray State since the 2008-09 season. Scaife also helped Evelyn Adebayo and Macey Turley earn All-Ohio Valley Conference honors. 
Before his time at Murray State, Scaife spent the 2017-18 season as an assistant coach and recruiting coordinator at Evansville, where he worked primarily with perimeter players. Scaife helped Kerri Gasper earn honorable mention All-Missouri Valley Conference accolades. 
Scaife was also an assistant coach at Southeast Missouri for two seasons under Rekha Patterson. At Southeast Missouri State, he helped the Redhawks advance to the Ohio Valley Conference Tournament for the first time in seven seasons during the 2015-16 campaign. One of his players, Brianna Mitchell, was named to the All-OVC team during his time at Southeast Missouri.  
A fantastic player in his own right, Scaife was a four-year letter winner from 2009-2013 at Ball State, where he was a Second-Team All-MAC selection as a senior in 2012-13 and a MAC All-Freshman Team choice in 2009-10. He completed his Master’s degree in physical education from Ball State in 2013 while also holding the role of graduate assistant for two years with the Cardinals. 
Scaife finished his career 14th in program history with 1,326 career points and became the 26th 1,000-point scorer in Ball State history. He finished with 203 career 3-pointers, breaking the school record in the final game of his career. He ended his career ranked seventh in program history in career minutes played (3,368), tied for seventh in games played (120) and ninth in games started (93). Scaife also wrapped up his career ranked 11th in career free throws made (317), 13th in free throw percentage (.783) and 15th in free throw attempts (405). 
Prior to Ball State, Scaife was a three-year letter winner at Muncie Central High School. Scaife is also the cousin of former Ball State and NBA standout Bonzi Wells. 
Scaife and his wife Rebecca have a daughter, Jewell.

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