As the Denver men’s basketball program enters its off season, University of Denver Vice Chancellor for Athletics & Recreation and Ritchie Center Operations Peg Bradley-Doppes announced today that Joe Scott will not be retained as the team’s head coach.
“We’d like to thank Joe for his years of service and wish him all the best in his future endeavors,” Bradley-Doppes said. “At this juncture we feel the time is right to make a change in the direction of the program and we look forward to entering a new, exciting era for the program with a dynamic new head coach at the helm.”
Scott was originally hired by DU in March of 2007 and amassed a record of 146-132 during his nine years at the helm of the men’s basketball program. The Pioneers’ 2015-16 season came to an end on Monday March 7, with a 54-53 loss to South Dakota State in the Summit League Tournament Semifinals in Sioux Falls, S.D. The search for Scott’s replacement begins immediately, and we expect to announce a new leader for the program in the near future.