Brent Scott joined VCU as an assistant for the 2017-18 season following one year on Mike Rhoades’ staff at Rice.
A standout as a player at Rice, as well as in the professional ranks, Scott has amassed a decade of experience on the bench since hanging up his sneakers.
In addition to his other duties with the Rams, Scott plays a pivotal role in the development of VCU's post players. He was instrumental in the breakout campaigns of 2018 All-Atlantic 10 Conference First Team selection Justin Tillman, as well as VCU rising junior Marcus Santos-Silva, who enjoyed a breakout sophomore campaign that included a 26-point, 22-rebound performance. VCU has posted positive rebounding margin in each of Scott's two seasons on the bench. In 2018-19, Scott and the Rams used one of the nation's top interior defenses to capture an A-10 regular season title, as well as an NCAA at-large berth.
Scott’s tenure on Rhoades' staff at Rice in 2016-17 was actually his second coaching stint at his alma mater. He also served as an assistant for the Owls during the 2007-08 season under Willis Wilson.
Previously, Scott spent four seasons (2012-16) at TCU and aided the Horned Frogs’ transition to the Big 12 Conference in 2012-13. That season saw the program record four wins over teams that advanced to postseason play, including a 62-55 decision over No. 5 Kansas, the school's first-ever victory against a top-five opponent. During the 2014-15 season Scott helped the Horned Frogs to a 13-0 start and a No. 25 ranking in the Associated Press Top 25, their first Top 25 ranking in over 10 years.
Prior to TCU, Scott spent four years at LSU (2008-12), helping the squad to a pair of postseason appearances, including an appearance in the second round of the 2009 NCAA Tournament. Scott mentored several of the Tigers' top players, including 2009 SEC Player of the Year and current Washington Wizard Marcus Thornton, current Charlotte Hornet Johnny O'Bryant III and 2012 All-SEC second team selection and future NBA player Justin Hamilton.
In October 2015, Scott was inducted into the Rice Athletic Hall of Fame. He also became the seventh player in program history to have his jersey honored in January 2016.
Scott, the 1990 Southwest Conference Freshman of the Year, was named All-SWC three straight years from 1990-93. He finished his career as the school's all-time leader in points (1,906) and rebounds (1,049). He currently sits second in both categories. Scott also holds program records for free throws made (432) and attempted (744) and is second in games started (116), fifth in field goal percentage (.552), eighth in rebounding average (8.97), ninth in scoring average, 12th in games played (117) and 17th in assists (235) and steals (110).
After his college career, Scott played professionally for 14 years, including a 16-game stint in the NBA with the Indiana Pacers in 1997. He won the 2000 Spanish National Championship with Real Madrid. He spent 13 years with First Division-level European teams while playing in the 1994 Greek, 1997 Spanish and 1998 and 2001 Italian All-Star Games. He was also a first team USBL member in 1997.
Brent Scott - Coaching History
2007-08 - Rice, Assistant Coach
2008-12 - LSU, Assistant Coach
2012-16 - TCU, Assistant Coach
2016-17 - Rice, Assistant Coach
2017-pres. – VCU, Assistant Coach
Brent Scott Playing Career Highlights
• Won the 2000 Spanish National Championship with Real Madrid
• Played 13 years on First Division level European teams
• Participated in the 1994 Greek All-Star Game
• Played in the 1997 Spanish All-Star Game
• Played the 1998 and 2001 Italian All-Star Game
• Named to the 1997 USBL First Team
• Led the 1996 USBL in scoring (29.8 ppg.)
• Member of the U.S. Junior National Team that won gold at the 1991 World Junior Championship in Edmonton, Canada, and won the Tournament of the Americas in Montevideo, Uruguay.