After one year as interim head coach at Stockton, Scott Bittner was officially named head coach for the Osprey men’s basketball program in late September. Last year, in his first season as a college head coach, Bittner led Stockton to an 18-11 record and the program’s first ECAC championship.
Bittner is in his 12th year on the Stockton coaching staff. Over a 10-year span, he served as an assistant coach and then associate head coach before taking over for Gerry Matthews, who retired in 2016. Since his arrival in 2006, Stockton has gone 235-85 (.734 winning percentage) with eight 20-win seasons, six NCAA Tournament berths and five NJAC championships.
In 2008-09, Bittner helped the Ospreys reach the NCAA championship game and set a school record with 30 wins. In addition to his time on the Stockton staff, Bittner also has previous coaching experience on the high school level from stints as an assistant coach at Bishop Eustace and his alma mater, St. Augustine Prep.
As a player, Bittner spent one year at Morris County College and then three seasons at Wheeling Jesuit University. He scored 1,681 career points for the Cardinals and was a Division II All-American in 1994 and a three-time All-WVIAC selection. Bittner graduated from Wheeling Jesuit in 1995 and was inducted into school’s Athletic Hall of Fame in 2002.