NAIA NEWS: Scott named Head Basketball Coach at Midway

Midway University has hired Akeem Scott as the head coach of the men’s basketball program at Midway University.

“I am excited to be working with Midway University as the Head Men’s Basketball Coach,” said Scott. “I’d like to thank President Marsden, Jake Brumbelow, and the search committee for this opportunity to impact the lives of our student-athletes helping them grow and develop in becoming the best person they can be on and off the court. I am looking forward to getting in the gym and working with our team.”

Scott comes to Midway after spending the 2022-23 season as an assistant coach with the boys’ basketball team at Montgomery County High School.

Scott’s last collegiate stop came from 2017-2022 when he served as the head men’s basketball coach at his alma mater, Kentucky Christian University. In his first season, he led the Knights to the Elite Eight of the 2018 NCCAA DII Men’s Basketball Championship. He also had two players that would be named NCCAA All-Americans from that team.

Prior to his stop at Kentucky Christian, from 2015-17, Scott was the assistant women’s basketball coach and recruiting coordinator at West Virginia State University, an NCAA DII institution in Institute, West Virginia.

From 2012-14, he was the assistant women’s basketball coach (2012-13) and the associate head women’s basketball coach (2013-14) at Asbury University. During those two seasons, Scott assisted in leading the Eagles to a 48-17 record and the KIAC (now the River States Conference) Regular Season Title in 2013-14.

Scott began his coaching career at Kentucky Christian, where he was an assistant men’s basketball coach from 2008-09. During that season, he led the Knights to the NCCAA DII National Tournament while he assisted in coaching two First Team All-Americans.

Prior to joining the coaching ranks, he enjoyed a successful playing career. He played professionally with the Kentucky Basketball Developmental League (KBDL), the American Basketball Association (ABA), and the Professional Basketball League (PBL).

Scott graduated from Kentucky Christian University in 2008 when he obtained his Bachelor of Science in University Studies/Biblical Studies. He also earned a Master of Information Systems from the University of Phoenix in 2009.

Tagged with: