Point Park University Director of Athletics John Ashaolu is pleased to announce the hiring of Dave Scarborough as the next women’s basketball head coach for the Pioneers.
Scarborough, a Pittsburgh native, has spent the last nine years as an assistant women’s basketball coach at the NCAA Division I level. His career in college basketball has spanned the last 14 years overall, 13 of which have come in NCAA Division I.
“After conducting a national search that attracted candidates from the highest levels of college basketball, I am very excited to welcome Dave back home to City of Pittsburgh as our next women’s basketball head coach,” said Ashaolu. “Dave is a high-character person who is committed to academic and competitive excellence as well as the overall development of the student-athlete.
“Dave’s coaching background has resulted in having success at the highest levels. He has been an integral part of teams that have won conference championships and competed in the NCAA Tournament as recently as this past season at Mount St. Mary’s University. Dave has successfully recruited the area and has deep relationships in the region. I believe that his ability to cultivate relationships and develop talent as well as his coaching acumen will position our women’s basketball program to the upper echelon of the River States Conference in the very near future.”
“I’m extremely grateful to be coming home to Pittsburgh and having the privilege to coach, mentor and develop women’s student-athletes as the head coach at Point Park University,” said Scarborough. “A huge thank you to Point Park Director of Athletics John Ashaolu, President Dr. Don Green, Vice President Keith Paylo, the current women’s team and the entire search committee for entrusting me with this opportunity.
“I would also like to thank the Mount St. Mary’s basketball program, especially head coach Antoine White for giving me the platform, confidence and voice needed to sit in this seat. My wife Amanda and I are excited to start this journey together along with the Pioneers community!”
“After meeting and working out with the current roster, I’m excited for our program’s potential for this upcoming season,” added Scarborough. “My staff and I will continue to work on player development throughout the spring/summer and will be looking to add key recruits.”
Scarborough replaces Tony Grenek, who stepped down after 11 years and a record of 206-101 in 10 full seasons. Scarborough is the 17th head coach in Point Park women’s basketball history, a program that was established in 1978-79.
Scarborough helped Mount St. Mary’s to the NCAA Tournament in 2021-22 as the top assistant coach. It was his first year on staff at the NCAA Division I school located in Emmitsburg, Md. The Mount won the Northeast Conference title to get their March Madness bid.
The previous five years, Scarborough was an assistant coach at NCAA Division I Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, Conn., from 2018-21. The last three years of that stint was as Associate Head Coach. Sacred Heart had a record of 46-27 in the NEC during those five years and made two WNIT appearances.
From 2013-16, Scarborough was a women’s basketball assistant coach at St. Peter’s University in Jersey City, N.J. His three seasons there included the last two as Associate Head Coach. Scarborough was a part of the Peacocks’ first MAAC Tournament win in eight seasons.
Before starting his nine-run run as a women’s basketball assistant coach, Scarborough was Director of Basketball Operations for University of Pittsburgh women’s basketball for two years from 2011-13 and the same position for Robert Morris University men’s basketball for two years from 2009-11.
Scarborough got his start in college basketball coaching as a men’s basketball assistant at La Roche College for the 2008-09 season.
Scarborough earned his undergraduate and graduate degrees from California (Pa.) University of Pennsylvania with a Bachelor of Science in Business (Sport Management) in 2009 and a Master of Science in Intercollegiate Athletic Administration in 2012.
Scarborough grew up in the Highland Park area of Pittsburgh. He graduated from Fox Chapel High School. He resides in Edgewood.
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