A former Division I women’s basketball coach, Cindy Scott is in her 18th year as an assistant director of athletics. Her duties include serving as the NCAA compliance coordinator, directing the Academic Assistance Program, coordinating recruiting efforts with the Office of Admission and overseeing student life programs for student-athletes, including the Student Athlete Advisory Council.
Scott came to Bentley from Southern Illinois, where she was the head women’s basketball coach for 21 years (1977-98).
During her tenure, Scott’s teams won 388 games, captured three conference championships (1986, 1987, 1990) and appeared in four NCAA tournaments, most recently in 1992. In 1987, she directed her team to the NCAA Sweet Sixteen. There were eight 20-win seasons and fours others in which the Salukis missed the 20-win plateau by just one game.
Scott, a 1994 inductee into the Southern Illinois University Hall of Fame, served as President of the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association during the 1993-94 academic year, ironically preceding Bentley’s Barbara Stevens in the role.
Scott received her Bachelor of Science in Education from Memphis State University (now the University of Memphis) in 1975 and her Master of Science in Education from Southern Illinois University in 1976. She now resides in Waltham.