Portland State Basketball has announced the hiring of Scott Sommer to assistant basketball coach for the 2020-21 season. Sommer had previously served PSU as the Director of Basketball Operations for the past two seasons.
“From day one, Scott has been a tremendous asset to our program. He is someone I have great confidence in,” said Viking Head Coach Barret Peery. “I am excited for this new opportunity that he has to continue to grow and contribute to the success of our program. He will do great things in this new position.
“Scott has been fantastic at building relationships with our players and will do the same on the recruiting trail.”
Sommer joined Portland State as the Director of Basketball Operations prior to the start of the 2018-19 season. He previously worked as the DOBO for Cal State Northridge men’s basketball from 2016-18.
Prior to his time at CSUN, Sommer had been an assistant coach for one season at Pearl River Community College in Poplarville, MS. That team enjoyed an outstanding 16-win campaign, capping it off with a Mississippi Association of Community & Junior Colleges South Division Championship.
Sommer completed a host of responsibilities at PRCC including handling recruitment, scouting and administration with the team. He also helped PRCC host an inaugural Thanksgiving Shootout, district all-star games and a variety of fundraising promotions.
Prior to his time with Pearl River, Sommer served as a recruiting analyst and publisher for Scout.com and he coordinated events and compiled recruitment information for West Coast Hoops.
Sommer has also handled administrative responsibilities at premier national basketball camps such as Hoop Group Elite and West Virginia Jam Fest while he has coached at camps including at the University of Oregon.
A native of San Diego, Sommer is a graduate of Xavier University with a degree in Sport Management (2011). An accomplished student, Sommer was a member of the Mortar Board Honor Society while attending Xavier.