Reports: Southern Illinois to hire Wright State’s Scott Nagy

By Thomson Reuters Mar 28, 2024 | 2:31 PM

Southern Illinois will hire Wright State’s Scott Nagy as its next basketball coach, multiple outlets reported Thursday.

Nagy was 167-92 in eight winning seasons at Wright State, including NCAA Tournament berths in 2018 and 2022. The Raiders won the Horizon League regular-season championship three straight years from 2019 to 2021. They went 18-14 in the 2023-24 season.

Nagy, 57, previously coached for 21 seasons (410-240) at South Dakota State, helping the program transition from NCAA Division II to I beginning in 2004. He compiled a 167-98 mark with three Summit League regular-season and conference tournament titles and three NCAA Tournament appearances in four of his final five seasons there.

Southern Illinois fired Bryan Mullins on March 8 after an 86-68 record in five seasons. The Salukis were 19-13 in their recently completed season, losing to Illinois-Chicago in double overtime in the Missouri Valley Conference tournament.

Wright State is expected to promote associate head coach Clint Sargent to replace Nagy, The Field of 68 reported Thursday.

–Field Level Media