Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College (SMWC) department of intercollegiate athletics announced the hiring of Scot MacAllister as the Head Women’s Basketball Coach.
“We are very excited to welcome Coach Scot MacAllister to the Pomeroy family,” stated Athletic Director Deanna Bradley, “We look forward to seeing Coach MacAllister at the helm of our women’s basketball program and taking the team to the next level as we prepare for NAIA competition.”
Coach MacAllister most recently served as an Assistant Coach for the Centre College Women’s Basketball program in Danville, Kentucky. Prior to taking that role in 2014, he was also the Head Girls Basketball Coach at Russell County High School (Ky.) From 2013-2014, the Head Girls 9th and 10th Grade Coach at Kentucky Blast AAU from 2010-2013, and the Head Girls Basketball Coach at Logan County High School (Ky.) from 2005-2013. He was the recipient of the 2013 National Federation of High School Spirit of Sport and 2013 Kentucky High School Athletic Association Spirit of Sport Award. These awards are aimed to honor the pride, spirit, and selflessness of programs found within the community, district, and high school.
Scot’s coaching experience extends back to the early ’90s and to the west coast as he also coached Women’s Basketball in California at Kings River Community College (1991-93), Dinuba High School (1998-99), and Corcoran High School (1994-98, 1999-03).
Brennan Randolph, Vice President for Enrollment Management, is excited for what Coach MacAllister brings to the table, saying, “After an extensive search, we are thrilled to welcome Scot MacAllister to The Woods as the next Head Coach for Women’s Basketball. Coach MacAllister is a servant leader and will instill into his player’s characteristics and qualities that will help them grow both academically and athletically. Coach has a strong focus on training, strategy, and professionalism, and he will expect his student-athletes to perform at a high level on and off the court. He also brings a great deal of experience in fundraising and enrollment management that will be essential as we look to the future of athletics at The Woods.”
His wealth of coaching experience is met with numerous awards as his time in California yielded 11 State Sweet Sixteen appearances, nine League Championships, two State Elite Eight appearances, and one State Final Four finish. He also earned League Coach of the Year, was named Valley All-Stars Assistant Coach twice, and Valley All-Stars Head Coach. While at Centre College he recruited and coach 17 All-Conference award winners, 26 All-Academic Honor Roll recipients, and two 1,000-point scorers.
“I am extremely grateful and excited to be joining the family at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods! From the moment the interview process began it was evident that this is not just a college, it’s a family of people who live out the idea of serving and supporting others. I can’t thank President King, Vice President for Enrollment Management Mr. Brennan Randolph, and Athletic Director Deanna Bradley, for allowing me to be a part of a place that feels like home.”
MacAllister earned his Master of Arts in Educational Leadership & Supervision and Bachelor of Science in Physical Education from California State University.
Scot and his wife Lori have three children, three grandchildren, and are expecting another grandchild this September. A native of Warrior, Alabama, they are soon to be residents of Terre Haute, Indiana.