Carl Scott [Basketball '14]
Following an outstanding high school coaching career at Tonkawa and Okmulgee High Schools, Carl Scott took over the reigns as the men’s basketball coach at Connors State College in 1971, where he served as Athletic Director for nine years. Scott oversaw the development of the women’s basketball program and was named Coach of the Year seven of his nine years.
During that time he amassed a 197-66 record, which included eight conference championships, ranking among the elite of the nation’s junior colleges and a berth in the NJCAA National Tournament. In his final season as head coach of the Cowboys he posted a 30-4 record before joining Ken Trickey at Oklahoma City University, which at the time was an NCAA Division I school. He also coached at Cameron University and Bacone College.
In Scott’s first season at Connors, he led the Cowboys to their first conference championship in 21 years, posting a 20-8 record in 1971. Before Scott arrived on the scene the Cowboys had posted only one winning season in 13 years.
Scott began his coaching career in 1957 at Tonkawa Junior High and then moved to Okmulgee High School for nine seasons, leading them to 12 state tournament appearances, twice winning the state championship in 1969/1970 and 1970/1971. While at Okmulgee he was named the Tulsa World, Daily Oklahoman and Oklahoma Journal Coach of the Year.
In 1969 he coached the North team in the North vs South All State Game, and in 1970 he coached the Oklahoma All Stars against Texas winning the Faith Seven game.
Scott’s holds an impressive career record of 624-206. Scott is also a member of the Oklahoma Coaches Hall of Fame, Oklahoma Basketball Coaches Association Hall of Fame, Northeastern State University Athletic Hall of Fame and the Tournament of Champions Hall of Fame.
Scott and his wife Mary Beth live in Muskogee. He has one son Carl Lee and two grandchildren, Peyton and Jaren. He has two step daughters, Kim and Pam and two step-grandsons James and Charlie.