SOUTH HOLLAND, IL – South Suburban College Head Women’s Basketball Coach Darrell Scott earned his 500th victory as the leader of Lady Bulldogs. Scott recently reached the milestone with a 78-32 win on the road vs. Oakton Community College. The win catapulted Coach Scott’s career record at SSC to 500-395 since 1992.
“Even though this is a personal accomplishment, it’s still more of a team accomplishment to me,” said Coach Scott. “The number 500 is a testament to all of the student athletes that I have coached over these number of years—they put in the hard work and effort. They allowed me to push them and create an environment of success at South Suburban College. I’m very proud of what these young ladies have given me.”
Coach Scott is a 1987 graduate of Grinnell College and his 26 years at SSC have been his first and only head coaching job in the women’s ranks. He was inducted into to the NJCAA (National Junior College Athletic Association) Region IV Hall of Fame in 2016.
Darrell Scott’s teams have made five appearances at the national tournament, have won five Regional Championships, and have been region finalists several more times. Scott also has coached 12 NJCAA All-Americans during his tenure.
Coach Scott added, “While we’ve had some great years, many good years, and a few decent years, each team is special and this year is no different. And I believe this 2018 team has a legitimate shot at getting back to the National Tournament.”
The Lady Bulldogs are 6-3 on the season at the time of this publication. SSC Athletics maintains the women’s teams of basketball, softball, volleyball and soccer, and the men’s teams of baseball, basketball and soccer. For more information, please contact Steve Ruzich, Athletic Director at (708) 225-5843 or visit ssc.edu/athletics. SSC is located at 15800 South State Street, South Holland, Illinois.