College - Nebraska-Omaha
In his tenth season as an assistant coach with the Connecticut Sun, Scott Hawk works primarily with the team’s post players, and is also responsible for preparing game plans, and scouting opponents and college players.
In 2010, center Tina Charles set league records for rebounds and double-doubles while earning Rookie of the Year honors. Forward Kelsey Griffin was also recognized, earning a spot on the All-Rookie team.
Ranked 13th in rebound percentage, 14th in total rebounds, 14th in total defensive rebounds and 11th in total offensive rebounds in 2003, Connecticut steadily improved under Hawk’s guidance, finishing the 2006 season ranked first in total defensive rebounds and second in total rebounds. Connecticut has continued to be one of the top rebounding teams in the league, even as new players have been rotated into the starting frontcourt.
Hired on March 27, 2003, Hawk brought more than 20 years of experience coaching men’s and women’s basketball to the Sun staff. Beginning in 1980, Hawk worked as a teacher, head coach and assistant in some of Nebraska’s top high school programs, including Omaha Cathedral, Bellevue West, Plattsmouth and his alma mater, Omaha Creighton Prep. Hawk guided his teams to a pair of Nebraska state championships, and he was twice named Coach of the Year.
Hawk also served as a Director of the Omaha Crusaders, a 501 C3 non-profit corporation created to benefit young people in Nebraska and western Iowa that also happens to be the parent organization of one of the largest high school summer basketball programs in Nebraska. Hawk earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Nebraska (Omaha).
He lives in Connecticut with his daughters Maggie and Clare.