Heady named Head Basketball Coach at UIndy

The University of Indianapolis has named Scott Heady as its next head coach of the Greyhound men’s basketball program. A UIndy alumnus, Heady takes over after spending the last seven years as the head coach at crosstown Marian University.

Heady will be the 12th head coach in UIndy men’s basketball history. One of the most respected head coaches in basketball throughout the State of Indiana, Heady brings with him one of the most diverse portfolios of experience at both the high school and collegiate levels.

In making the announcement, University of Indianapolis President Dr. Tanuja Singh and Interim Vice President of Intercollegiate Athletics Dr. D. Scott Gines noted that Heady was the ideal candidate to be UIndy’s next men’s basketball head coach.

“I am so pleased to welcome Coach Scott Heady back home to the University of Indianapolis as our next head coach of men’s basketball,” said Singh. “Scott embodies UIndy’s commitment to excellence in academics and athletics. He was a successful student-athlete at UIndy and has built a career that demonstrates why Indiana is the focal point for all things basketball – Scott is a genuine legacy and mentor of the game. Scott is ideally positioned to carry on UIndy’s commitment to basketball excellence. As we have come to say, a Greyhound always finds his way home.”

Gines agreed that Heady was the ideal choice to lead the team into the future. “This is an important day for UIndy Athletics as well as the University of Indianapolis,” said Gines. “Scott Heady reflects excellence and a winning approach in all he does, and we are thrilled to have him on campus to further our program’s success.”

Heady returns to his alma mater after seven successful years as the men’s basketball head coach at nearby Marian University, compiling an impressive 168-56 (.750) record. The Knights racked up at least 20 wins and an NAIA Tournament berth each year under his guidance, a run that included the school’s first-ever national semifinal appearance in 2019 and a Crossroads League title in 2020.

“I want to thank Dr. Singh and Dr. Gines for this tremendous opportunity,” said Heady. “UIndy is highly respected academically, has an impressive campus, a winning tradition throughout the athletic program and offers all we need to compete for GLVC and National Championships.

“I am extremely proud to once again be a Greyhound and excited to get started. Go Hounds!”

A 1986 graduate of the University of Indianapolis, Heady played for former Purdue All-American and Indiana Pacer legend Billy Keller. While at UIndy, he lettered three years and served as team captain during his final two seasons while leading the team free throw percentage (.831) his final year.

Prior to coaching at Marian, Heady was head coach at Carmel High School for seven seasons. He led the team to one of the most impressive runs in IHSAA history, including back-to-back state championships in 2012 and 2013. Heady’s teams compiled a record of 141-38 (.788) and averaged 20 wins a season, winning conference crowns and a pair of 4A state titles. He also had successful stints as the head coach at Indianapolis’ Warren Central High School as well as Connersville High School.

Coach Heady also served as Associate Head Men’s Basketball Coach at Anderson University from 2008-2010. Anderson went 38-18 and ranked in the top 25 nationally throughout both years Heady was on staff.

Heady is the son of Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame member Bob Heady, a legendary head coach over three decades at Griffith, Wawasee, Shenandoah and Carmel High Schools.

Scott and his wife Amy, a UIndy alumna herself, reside in Carmel and are proud parents of Clayton, Sam and Luke.


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