Scott Greenman promoted to associate head coach of AU men’s basketball team

The nine-year assistant coach will help lead the Eagles in their first full season since the pandemic began

Scott Greenman promoted to associate head coach of AU men’s basketball team
Scott Greenman was named associate head coach on Sept. 8 after serving as an assistant coach for nine years.

Assistant coach Scott Greenman has been named the new American University men’s basketball associate head coach. The University announced the promotion on Wednesday in a press release.

According to the press release, as an assistant coach, Greenman helped recruit AU’s all-time leading scorer and 2020 Patriot League Player of the Year Sa’eed Nelson. He also helped with six straight seasons where an AU freshman was named to the Patriot League All-Rookie team. During Greenman’s tenure, The Eagles appeared in the NCAA Tournament once, played in two Patriot League Championship games and finished with 12-6 in Patriot League play in 2019.

Head coach Mike Brennan praised the promotion in the announcement and said Greenman was a leader of the Eagles coaching staff.

“He's someone that I trust and look to regarding everything from recruiting to workouts to in-game coaching,” Brennan wrote in the press release. “He has a great mind for the game, he is an excellent communicator, and he has been ready to be a head coach for a long time. We're lucky to have him here at AU."

In an interview with The Eagle, Greenman said he felt honored to be named associate head coach. While Greenman said day-to-day operations would likely not change, Greenman said the new title was a source of pride.

“Obviously you’re honored to have a new title and to just know that people within the department and your boss think of you like that, I think is a good feeling,” Greenman said.

Greenman also took to Twitter to celebrate and hype up the upcoming season.

Greenman was invited to attend the Jay Bilas Coaches Leadership Program, a well-known training seminar for Division I assistant coaches who want to be future head coaches in June 2021. Silver Wave Media named him one of the top fifty low major coaches in Division I basketball in June 2020, and he was named the third-best assistant coach in the Patriot League by Stadium’s Jeff Goodman the same year. 

According to the press release, Greenman has been involved in every facet of the team in recent years, and while he is eyeing a future run for the Patriot League title, right now Greenman is focused on ensuring the 2021-2022 season goes off without a hitch. 

“We [the coaching staff] want to do everything we can to make it a normal season … given the circumstances,” Greenman said. “The goal is just to improve every day, and work really hard.” 

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