The Duncan Banner

April 20, 2013

Scott named new Demons boys basketball coach

Sean Gorman / The Duncan Banner
The Duncan Banner

DUNCAN — In deciding its next boy’s head basketball coach, Duncan didn’t have to look any further than its previous coach’s right hand man.

Former Demons assistant Ben Scott was named the team’s new head coach Friday, staying in the town he grew up in.

“I’m excited to get started. Duncan’s a town I’ve spent a lot of time in and I’m looking forward to this opportunity,” Scott said. “Looking ahead to next season, I expect to have a smart team that is always playing hard.”

After growing up in Duncan, Scott spent four years at Walters High School before running cross country at the University of Central Oklahoma.

Scott brings experience as an assistant coach at Edmond Memorial, Marietta and Duncan, and served as the head coach at Holdenville for three seasons.

“He has a great knowledge of the game, and we’re very happy to add him as our coach,” Duncan Athletic Director Burl White said. “He’s excellent in creating practice agendas and workout plans. He is one of the most organized coaches in any sport that I have ever met.”

Scott’s ties to Duncan are strong, with many members of his family currently living in town. He also has family in Comanche.

The new coach said he’s excited for the summer, where he can gage what type of team he will be coaching.

“We’re going to have plenty of chances to take a look at our players during summer game,” Scott said. “There’s not a whole lot of size going all the way back to eighth grade, so that could affect the way we play.”