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Scott Monarch, Head Coach

Phone: 903-415-8705
Email: monarchs@grayson.edu


Scott Monarch joins Grayson College Basketball as the head coach of the men’s team. With 28 years of experience, he brings the knowledge and energy needed to re-establish the program. Monarch understands the importance of academics, conditioning and discipline in developing student athletes.

Monarch comes to Grayson from Navarro College in Corsicana where he served as Assistant Coach for the junior college team. Prior to that, he served as Assistant Coach at the University of North Texas (2013-16) where he recruited top athletes from around the state.

At Marquette University (2008-12), Monarch coached and recruited a number of all-star athletes including Jimmy Butler, Jae Crowder and six other NBA players and led the team to 4 NCAA Tournament appearances (2009, 2010, 2011, 2012) and back to back Sweet 16 Appearances (2011, 2012).

During his career, Monarch helped guide 42 players to NCAA Division I programs from the junior college ranks and nearly 20 to all-conference accolades. Monarch, who received his master’s degree from Baylor in 1991 after earning his
undergraduate degree from Mississippi Valley State in 1986, has also served as associate head coach at University of New Orleans (2006-07), Tennessee State University (1999-2000), Grambling State (1998-99) and Kentucky Wesleyan College (1996-98).

At Kentucky Wesleyan, Monarch was part of a program that reached the 1998 NCAA Division II national championship game. He also recruited and helped develop four players who would later be first-team All Americans. Three of those standouts became National Players of the Year.

He started his career at McLennan Community College in 1993 and coached there for three seasons. Other junior college experience includes six seasons at Panola College (2000-06) where he remains the winningest coach in college history, posting a 63 percent winning percentage. He was named the 2003 National Junior College Athletic Association Region XIV Coach of the Year after leading the team to a regular season conference championship. He also coached the all-time scoring leader in junior college history, Omar Thomas. Monarch spent one season at Tyler Junior College as an assistant coach.

Monarch and his wife, Lacey, have three children: Samantha, Kacey and Scott Jr.

 

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