FAIRFIELD, CONN. (August 31, 2016)—Sacred Heart Women's Basketball Head Coach Jessica Mannetti announced the hiring of new assistant coach Dave Scarborough Wednesday morning. With nearly 10 years of collegiate basketball coaching experience on both the men's and women's side, Scarborough will take over post player development, recruiting and scouting duties for the 2016-17 season.
Scarborough comes to SHU after spending three years at Saint Peter's University serving as an assistant coach under Pat Coyle. There he oversaw the Peacocks' steady improvement, helping Saint Peter's to the MAAC Quarterfinal in his second season.
Providing individual on-court instruction for both guard and post players, Scarborough helped three Peacocks to All-MAAC honors. In addition, he was in charge of coordinating the program's recruiting efforts, scouting opponents and scheduling non-conference games.
Scarborough made the jump to women's basketball in 2011 when he became Pittsburgh's Women's Basketball Operations and Video Coordinator. In addition to coordinating film exchange and video scouting, he oversaw all aspects of the Agnus Berenato Summer Basketball Camps.
The Pittsburgh, Pa. native is no stranger to the Northeast Conference after spending two seasons as Robert Morris's Director of Men's Basketball Operations. In his first season, the Colonials won their second-straight NEC Championship and earned the league's bid into the NCAA Tournament where RMU nearly upset No. 2 Villanova in the first round.
He got his start in college basketball as an assistant coach at NCAA DIII La Roche College in 2008, before becoming the Director of Operations for Hoop Mountain Basketball helping run one of the largest AAU organizations in the country.
Scarborough earned his Bachelor of Science in sports management from California University of Pennsylvania in 2009, where he graduated Magna Cum Laude and a Presidential Scholar. Three years later, he earned his second degree from California University of Pennsylvania, his Masters of Science in Intercollegiate Athletic Administration.