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Scott King, High School Basketball Coach


Professional Summary

Effective high school basketball coach with 5+ years of experience, skilled in communication and goal-setting. Seeking to raise Prairieville High School’s state standings by 25%. At Brusly High, raised winning percentage 19% through active listening, better practice drill plans, and improved use of man-to-man and zone plays. Ensured individual team members set and hit personal goals for athletics and academics with 88% success rate.

Work Experience

Basketball Coach

Brusly High School

March 2015–May 2019

  • Raised percentage of annual wins-to-losses by 19% by drilling better zone plays and man-to-man plays.
  • Took the team to state championships twice.
  • Used active listening to understand individual player challenges and assist in creating personal goals for each player. Players met these goals with 88% success.
  • Worked directly with teachers, players, and parents to set attainable academic targets. Ensured all 20+ players maintained averages of B or higher.
  • Organized 15 away games and 16 home games.

Assistant Soccer Coach

Oak Hills Place High School

Jan 2014–Jan 2015

  • Ordered all supplies using smart sourcing techniques to save $2,000 per year over previous years.
  • Gave special attention to lagging players. Under close guidance, brought the team’s last-place player up to starting level in 8 weeks.
  • Assisted in organizing transportation, snacks, drinks, and supplies for 17 away games.


2009–2013 Louisiana State University

Biological Sciences Major

  • Point guard, NCAA men’s basketball championship game.
  • Mentored 3 other players in play execution and zone defense.


  • Hard skills: Goal setting, basketball coaching, creating practice drills, safety
  • Soft skills: Interpersonal skills, active listening, communication, organization


Volunteer little league coach, ages 8–10

Referee in a men’s basketball league 1x per month.

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