College - Mississippi '87
Alisa Scott begins her fifth season as an assistant coach with the Houston Comets after joining the team on July 3, 1998. Her appointment to the Comets staff reunited her with Van Chancellor, who she previously coached under and played for at the University of Mississippi.
Included in her role with the Comets, Scott works with the team’s post players, including 2000 WNBA All-Star Game MVP Tina Thompson. In addition to three titles with the Comets, Scott has also served as an assistant coach for the WNBA Western Conference All-Star team on three occasions (1999, 2000, 2001). She originally joined the Comets staff after replacing Peggie Gillom, who was named head coach at Texas A&M University midway through the 1998 season.
Prior to joining the WNBA, Scott spent six seasons as an assistant coach at Old Dominion University. During Scott’s tenure at ODU, the Lady Monarchs captured six straight Colonial Athletic Association titles and made six trips to the NCAA Tournament, including four Sweet 16 appearances, one Elite Eight and one Final Four. She joined the ODU staff after one season as an assistant at Maryland, helping the Lady Terrapins to an Elite Eight finish. Scott began her coaching career at her alma mater as a restricted earnings assistant on Chancellor’s staff for one season while completing her undergraduate degree.
On the court, the former Lady Rebels standout played professional basketball in Italy for three years and was a member of three USA Basketball teams, including the silver medal-winning 1985 USA World University Games team and the gold medal-winning 1987 Pan American Games team.
Scott played college basketball at the University of Mississippi under Chancellor and finished her career in the top ten in several categories, ranking sixth on the Lady Rebels’ all-time list for points (1,488), fifth in blocked shots (64) and second in steals (329). She earned several honors and awards, including Kodak All-District honors and First-Team All-Southeastern Conference accolades. During the 1986-87 season, Scott led the Lady Rebels in points (14.3) and rebounds (6.9) per game. She was also named SEC Player of the Week on January 19, 1987. Overall, Scott played in four NCAA tournaments with Mississippi, including two Elite Eight finishes and two Sweet 16 appearances.
A native of Vicksburg, MS, Scott is the youngest of seven children. She attended Warren Central High School in Vicksburg and was selected the 1983 Mississippi High School Player of the Year by the Clarion Ledger/Jackson Daily News. In 2001, Scott was honored by the Mississippi Legislature with an official resolution commending her outstanding achievements.