Scott R. Gernander
Sam Houston State University (2006, M.A. 2008)
After spending a season as a graduate assistant coach at his alma mater, Sam Houston State University, Scott R. Gernander returned in 2008 to the school where his collegiate playing days began to serve as an assistant coach under his legendary father. After serving the 2012-2013 season as Interim Head Coach, the younger Gernander was promoted to the top spot in the Summer of 2013.
Last season, Gernander guided San Jacinto College to a 24-6 record and the semifinals of the Region XIV tournament. Under his tutelege, Mohammad Lee was named a National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) all-American and all-Region player, while Danny Lawhorn and Zach Lofton were also named to the all-Region squad. The 2012-2013 San Jac team averaged nearly 91 points per game, and won the Region XIV South Zone, finishing with a 14-5 conference record.
As a graduate assistant at Sam Houston State from 2005-2008, Gernander coached on teams that recorded a combined 66-27 record, and had three 20-win seasons in the Southland Conference.
The 30-year-old Gernander played as a guard at SHSU from 2003 to 2005, where Bearkats were 31-27 during his time on the hard court. Prior to playing at Sam Houston, Gernander was a member of the San Jacinto College men’s basketball team, where he played on teams that went a combined 57-12, won two conference titles, and were national junior college runners-up. He averaged 8.1 points per game while at San Jacinto College.
Before playing at San Jac for his father, Gernander was a first team all-District and second team all-Region guard for Coach Boyce Paxton at Sam Rayburn High School in Pasadena. He averaged 17.8 points as a senior.
Gernander received his bachelor’s degree in kinesiology from Sam Houston State in 2006 and a Master of Arts in Kinesiology in 2008. He married Amanda Crabtree in June of 2008.