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Scott Garson is College of Idaho’s new men’s basketball coach

Scott Garson, men's basketball head coach at College of IdahoScott Garson has joined College of Idaho as men’s basketball head coach. He fills the position vacated by Rod Jensen, who was head coach for three seasons.

Garson has worked as an assistant coach at University of California-Los Angeles since 2006, working under Ben Howland. He served as Bruins video coordinator for two seasons prior to that.

During Garson’s time at UCLA, the Bruins had a 222-90 record, including Pac-10 titles in 2006, 2007 and 2008; a Pac-12 title in 2013; and Pac-10 Tournament titles in 2006 and 2008. The Bruins went to the Final Four in 2006, 2007 and 2008, reaching the national championship game in 2006. The Bruins claimed ESPN’s No. 1 recruiting class in 2008 and 2012. Twelve players Garson recruited or coached have been selected in the NBA Draft.

Garson also worked as video coordinator at Pepperdine University for a year before working for five seasons at University of Utah as a graduate assistant for three seasons, video coordinator for one and assistant coach for one.

He played a season of college basketball and baseball at Washington University in St. Louis, Mo. He then transferred to UC-Santa Barbara and earned his Bachelor of Arts in law and society. He earned a Master of Science in exercise and sports science with an emphasis in sport psychology from University of Utah.

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