San Diego State has introduced the addition of former Division I head coach Sam Scholl to the Aztecs employees as a basketball efficiency adviser.
The Gig Harbor, Wash., native coached the College of San Diego Toreros via final season.
“I’ve identified Sam for a very long time,” mentioned head coach Brian Dutcher. “We had been each assistants after I first got here to city, me at San Diego State and he at USD, so we’ve had a protracted friendship. I’ve all the time revered the job he did, not solely as an assistant, but in addition as a head coach and I’m actually pleased to have him on our employees and serving to the Aztecs.”
Scholl has been teaching males’s basketball on the West Coast for the final 23 years. In that point, he has guided his groups to 5 postseason appearances, together with one NCAA and one NIT bid.
“I’m completely thrilled to be a part of this group,” Scholl mentioned, including that “to now be a part of this basketball household, its custom and to work with these coaches and gamers, is the chance of a lifetime.”
Scholl, a 2001 USD grad who additionally performed for the Toreros, served as an assistant coach at his alma mater for seven seasons, then departed for Santa Clara College earlier than returning to take over as USD’s interim head coach.
The job was made everlasting, however his tenure resulted in March together with his firing after his group went 15-16.
In different SDSU hoops developments:
- The group will face Stanford College for the primary time in 25 years, in a Nov. 15 contest on the street. Stanford will come to Viejas Enviornment subsequent season.
- The Naismith Basketball Corridor of Fame introduced that the Aztecs, together with Saint Mary’s School, will compete on Dec. 10 within the 2022 Jerry Colangelo Traditional in Phoenix. The groups performed in final 12 months’s occasion, with SDSU rising victorious, 63-53.
Prematurely seems on the upcoming season, starting Nov. 8, prime faculty basketball commentators Seth Davis, Andy Katz and Jon Rothstein ranked the Aztecs at No. 22, No. 23 and No. 25 respectively. Extra lately, ESPN’s Jeff Borzello positioned SDSU at No. 19 and Sports activities Illustrated at No. 14.