Raegan Scott-Pebley (Pee-blee) was named women?s basketball coach at Utah State University on May 1, 2002, USU?s first women?s basketball coach in nearly 16 years.
Scott-Pebley, a former Utah Starzz player, was an assistant coach at George Mason (1998-99) and Colorado State (2000-01). She was a four-year letterwinner at Colorado before she was the Starzz? third-round draft pick in 1997. She spent 1998 with the Eastern Division champion Cleveland Rockers.
?Raegan emerged from an outstanding pool of applicants,? Athletics Director Rance Pugmire said. ?Her relationships in the state and the western region are incredible and helped separate her from the group. She and (husband) Keith will be a perfect fit for the University and our community and they will both generate a great amount of enthusiasm for the program as we gear up for the first year of competition.?
?I think that it is important that the faculty, staff, students, Rance Pugmire, and President Hall be commended for their hard work in the search,? Scott-Pebley said. ?The students should be acknowledged for getting this going. Without their support, I would not be in this position, nor would anyone else.?
Scott-Pebley graduated from Mountain View High School (Orem, Utah), where she was part of two 4A Utah State Championship teams from 1992-93. She earned All-America honors and was a two-time state player of the year at Mountain View. She is married to Keith Pebley, an assistant football coach at the University of Redlands in Redlands, Calif.
?This state is my home,? Scott-Pebley said. ?It is a state that I have always wanted to return to. Utah State is a great place to do that. Logan and Utah State are like a gold mine.?
While an assistant to Tom Collen at Colorado State, the Rams posted a 48-18 record in two years with a postseason NIT Final Four appearance and a trip to the second round of the 2001 NCAA Tournament. Scott-Pebley began her coaching career as an assistant at George Mason where the Patriots were 27-28 in two seasons from 1998-99.
As a professional player Scott-Pebley spent two seasons in the WNBA, including a year with the Utah Starzz (1997) and a season with the Cleveland Rockers (1998).
At Colorado, Scott-Pebley played on a team that advanced to four straight NCAA Tournaments and reached the Sweet 16 three times, including one Elite Eight appearance. The Buffs won two Big Eight Championships, three Big Eight Tournament Championships and one Big 12 Tournament Championship.
She was a second-team all-Big 12 selection her senior year and finished second at Colorado in career blocked shots with 146. She also ranked fifth in career rebounds (701), eighth in assists (344) and scored 1,045 points in her career. As a senior she averaged 12.3 points and 8.6 rebounds.
?I want to put an exciting team on the floor that is fun to watch and is very athletic,? Scott-Pebley said. ?I want to do it with a lot of in-state kids. I want to make this a team that everyone associated with Utah State, Logan, and the state of Utah can be proud of both on and off the court. We will have quality individuals and quality players.?
?Her love for the game and desire to build a model program based on academic and athletic excellence became very apparent during the process,? Pugmire said. ?We will be very proud of the type of student she recruits.?
Year School W-L Notes
Years Team W-L Notes
Mountain View (Orem, Utah) High School, 1993
Univ. of Colorado, Journalism, 1997
Univ. of Redlands, pursuing master's in education-administration
Colorado State (assistant coach)
* NCAA Tournament Second Round (2001)
* WNIT Final Four (2000)
* Mountain West Conference Tournament Champions (2001)
* Recruited and signed three All-America high school players
* Recruited and signed four Colorado all-state high school players
* Coached four all-Mountain West Conference players
Cleveland Rockers (WNBA player)
* 1998 Eastern Division Champions
* Involved with the creation of the WNBPA
Utah Starzz (WNBA player)
* Third round draft selection
Colorado (college player)
* Academic all-Big 12 (1997)
* Second-team all-Big 12 (1997)
* Four NCAA Tournament appearances
* Two Big Eight Championships
* Three Big Eight Tournament Championships
* Big 12 Tournament Championships
* 1,000-point scorer
Mountain View (high school player)
* Parade High School All-American (1993)
* Two-time Utah 4A Player of the Year
* Team won two state championships