Scott Cherry

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Scott Cherry
Scott Cherry basketball.jpg
Scott Cherry in 2013
Sport(s)Basketball
Current position
TitleHead coach
TeamHigh Point
Record73–81 (.474)
Biographical details
Born(1971-02-18) February 18, 1971 (age 43)
Ballston Spa, New York
Playing career
1989–1993North Carolina
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1997–1998
1998–1999
1999–2002
2002–2003
2003–2007
2007–2008
2008–2009
2009–present
Bishop McGuinness (NC) HS (asst.)
Middle Tennessee State (women's asst.)
George Mason (asst.)
Tennessee Tech (asst.)
George Mason (asst.)
Western Kentucky (asst.)
South Carolina (asst.)
High Point
Head coaching record
Overall73-81 (.474)
Accomplishments and honors
Championships
Big South North Division Championship (2013, 2014)
Big South Regular Season Championship (2014)
Awards
Big South Coach of the Year (2014)
 
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Scott Cherry
Scott Cherry basketball.jpg
Scott Cherry in 2013
Sport(s)Basketball
Current position
TitleHead coach
TeamHigh Point
Record73–81 (.474)
Biographical details
Born(1971-02-18) February 18, 1971 (age 43)
Ballston Spa, New York
Playing career
1989–1993North Carolina
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1997–1998
1998–1999
1999–2002
2002–2003
2003–2007
2007–2008
2008–2009
2009–present
Bishop McGuinness (NC) HS (asst.)
Middle Tennessee State (women's asst.)
George Mason (asst.)
Tennessee Tech (asst.)
George Mason (asst.)
Western Kentucky (asst.)
South Carolina (asst.)
High Point
Head coaching record
Overall73-81 (.474)
Accomplishments and honors
Championships
Big South North Division Championship (2013, 2014)
Big South Regular Season Championship (2014)
Awards
Big South Coach of the Year (2014)

Scott Cherry (born February 18, 1971) is an American college basketball coach and the current head men's basketball coach at High Point University. He replaced Bart Lundy in 2009.[1] Cherry is a native of Ballston Spa, New York.[2][3]

High school career[edit]

Cherry played for the Saratoga Central Catholic High School Saints in Saratoga Springs, New York. He played under coach Bob King who is widely considered Spa Catholic's greatest basketball coach of all time. University of North Carolina basketball head coach Dean Smith visited the Spa Catholic gym to sign Cherry in 1988.

College career[edit]

Cherry played for the University of North Carolina Tar Heels basketball team under Dean Smith from 1989 to 1993.[4] He was a senior captain on the Tar Heel team that won the 1993 NCAA Tournament.[4]

Pre-coaching career[edit]

Following his college career, Cherry played one season for AEL in Limassol, Cyprus.[2][3][5] He then returned to the U.S. and subsequently became a forklift salesman for three years.[5]

Coaching career[edit]

Cherry began his coaching career in 1997 as an assistant coach at Bishop McGuinness (NC) High School.[3][5][6] He then spent one season as an assistant women's basketball coach at Middle Tennessee State.[3][6] In 1999 he began the first of two stints as an assistant to Jim Larranaga at George Mason.[6] He left the Patriots in 2002 and spent one year as an assistant at Tennessee Tech.[5][6] He returned to George Mason in 2003 and participated in the Patriots 2006 run to the Final Four.[6]

In 2007 he joined the staff of Darrin Horn as an assistant at Western Kentucky.[6] Cherry followed Horn to South Carolina for the 2008–09 season.[6] He was named the head coach of High Point on March 26, 2009.[7][8]

Cherry's first season in High Point, he finished 15-15, a 6-game winning improvement for the previous season. The next season (10-11) in High Point, Cherry lead his team to a 12-19 record, and a semi-final spot in the Big South tournament, something High Point hadn't accomplished in 3 years. Cherry finished the 11-12 season with a 13-18 record, and High Point ranked 6th in the NCAA in three-point percentage. The next season, High Point played non-conference games at Wake Forest (L 60-71) and Eastern Kentucky (L 70-73). The Panthers finished 17-14, and won the Big South north division, earning them a spot in the 2013 CollegeInsider.com Postseason Tournament, this was the schools first postseason appearence since becoming a NCAA division one school. Cherry was given a 3 year contract extension running through the 16-17 season.[9] Cherry again lead the Panthers to a Big South north division championship, and the outright regular season championship, another program first. The Panthers were invited to the 2014 National Invitation Tournament, losing in the first round to Richard Pitino's Minnesota's team.

Head coaching record[edit]

SeasonTeamOverallConferenceStandingPostseason
High Point (Big South Conference) (2009–present)
2009–10High Point15–15[10]10–8[10]T–5th[11]
2010–11High Point12–19[12]7–11[12]T–7th[13]
2011–12High Point13–18[14]8–10[14]T–6th[15]
2012–13High Point17–1412–41st (North)CIT First Round
2013–14High Point16–1512–41st (North)NIT First Round
2014–15High Point3–10–0
High Point:76–8249–37
Total:76–82

      National champion  
      Conference regular season champion         Conference regular season and conference tournament champion
      Division regular season champion       Division regular season and conference tournament champion
      Conference tournament champion

Coaching Tree[edit]

Wes Miller - Currently the head coach of UNC Greensboro. Served as assistant coach under Cherry during the 2009-2010 season.

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