Morris Scott enters his third season as associate head coach and sixth as the lead assistant coach at Southern University. Scott is no stranger to working with Southern head coach Roman Banks, they both served on staff together at Southeastern Louisiana University.
Scott has served on Banks’ staff the past three seasons at Southern assisting in game preparation, scouting opponents, recruiting, and skill development.
In his role, Scott has help lead the defensive efforts in the past three seasons as Southern finished 14th in the nation in Field-Goal Percentage Defense (38.7 %) in 2011-12. During the 2012-13 season, the Jaguars finished 2nd in the nation in Field-Goal Percentage Defense (36.7 %), 5th in the nation in Three Pt FG Defense (28.8 %), 12th in the nation in Scoring Defense (57.3 %), which produced them a Southwestern Athletic Conference championship and a berth to the NCAA Tournament. Additionally, in 2013-14, Southern finished 2nd in the nation in Field-Goal Percentage Defense (37.3 %), 10th in the nation in Three Pt FG Defense (29.7 %), 11th in the nation in Defensive Rebounds per game (26.9), which helped capture a Southwestern Athletic Conference regular season championship.
Since his arrival in Baton Rouge, Scott has played a key role in the recruitment of several of the Jaguars’ standout players, but highlighted by the 2013 SWAC Tournament MVP and Pete Maravich Memorial Award Winner (honoring Louisiana’s Major College Player of the Year) Derick Beltran.
During the 2013-14 season, Scott was ranked as one of the Top 5 assistants in the SWAC according to nextuprecruits.com.
After spending the 2010-11 at Grambling State University, Scott came to Southern. During his time at Grambling, Scott helped to guide the program, which won only 13 games combined in the prior two seasons, to 12 wins and the school’s first ever Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) tournament championship game.
Prior to Grambling, Scott spent two seasons as an Assistant Coach at Southeastern Louisiana University where he was the academic lesion for student-athletes academic progress, recruiter for Florida, Georgia, Alabama, and Mississippi, and player development for the perimeter players.
Scott also served as the top Assistant Coach at Okaloosa-Walton (Fla.) College (currently known as Northwest Florida State College) helping the team to a 23-5 record and a JUCO top 25 national ranking. Scott was very instrumental in helping all seven sophomores receive their degrees and obtain scholarships to division one programs.
Additionally, Scott was the Head Boys’ Basketball Coach at Chipley (FL) High School where he guided the team to a 19-9 record and the District 2-3A championship and Middleton High School in Tampa, FL.
Scott also worked as a Graduate Assistant at Florida A & M University, where he assisted the Rattlers to the 2004 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference title and NCAA tournament win over Lehigh in the play-in game before falling to top-ranked Kentucky in the first round.
A native of Fitzgerald, GA, Scott was also a member of the men’s basketball program at Florida A&M University for four seasons (1997-2001), where he was named to the First-Team Mid-Eastern Athletic All-Conference team in 1999 as a sophomore and led the Rattlers to the MEAC Tournament Championship and the school’s first-ever NCAA Tournament berth.
Scott also earned his bachelor's degree from Florida A&M in 2002 and received his master's degree from Florida A&M in 2005. He and his wife, Jennifer, have two children – Trey and Addison.
|Position:||Interim Head Coach|
|Alma Mater:||Florida A&M|