Head Coach Scott Hyland
Scott Hyland has just completed his second season as head women's basketball coach at Hill College. This past season the Lady Rebels went 19-9 after going 15-15 in his inaugural year at the central Texas junior college. The Lady Rebels spent a program record six consecutive weeks ranked in the national poll and led the NJCAA in 3-point field goal percentage defense. The 19-wins are the second most for the program in the last 12 seasons. Brianna Cribb highlighted the individual accomplishments as the only freshman named First Team All-Conference and also making the All-Region 5 team.
Prior to landing at Hill, Hyland restored the Texas A&M-Kingsville women's basketball program to its former glory returning the Javelinas to the Lone Star Conference Tournament for the first time in nearly a decade. His teams showed improvement each year going from 7-20, to 16-11, to 18-10 and to a Lone Star Conference Tournament appearance before struggling the last year. Hyland finished with a 44-64 record in his Javelina career while his teams set 16 school records.
The 2009-10 squad set a number of school records and one national record. They set new marks for points in a game (115), number of times scoring 100 points (four), consecutive 100-point games (three), three-point field goals made in a game (19), three-point field goal attempts in a game (35), season field goal percentage (.443), season three-point percentage (.388) and season three-point field goals made (246). They also set an all-time women's basketball national record by making 12 consecutive three-pointers against Texas A&M-International.
The 18-win season was the most wins by the program since going 27-7 in 2000-01. It was only the fifth time the program had ever reached the 18 total wins for a season mark. In 2008-09, Hyland led the Javelinas to a 16-11 record which included wins over three nationally ranked opponents. The winning record and big wins led the Lone Star Conference South Division to select Hyland as the Coach of the Year. The Javelinas led the LSC and set a program record in free throw percentage at 76.5 percent.
In his first three seasons, the Javelinas had 10 players earn Lone Star Conference All-Conference or Honorable Mention honors. In 2008-09, LaKeisha Jones earned First Team LSC South honors and Angela Franklin was named the LSC South Newcomer of the Year. Additionally, nine members of the Javelina squad received recognition on the LSC Commissioners' Honor Roll.
Prior to taking over the Kingsville job, Hyland was, and still is, the most successful coach in the history of Paris Junior College women's basketball, posting an 80-72 record in five years including a 38-23 record his last two seasons, the second best two-year run in the history of the program. The Lady Dragons also went 20-16 in conference play the last two seasons, the best two-year conference run in school history. The Lady Dragon program reached several milestones under Hyland's leadership. The 2005-06 squad was nationally ranked for two weeks, the first time the program had ever received a national ranking, and the 2002-03 team reached the regional tournament semifinals for the first time in school history. Two of the three 20-win seasons in the history of the program came under Hyland - 21-10 in 2005-06, and 20-12 in 2002-03. His Lady Dragon teams also set or tied 19 team and 16 individual records.
Before becoming head coach at Paris Junior College, Hyland had an extensive career as an assistant coach. He was an assistant coach at the University of Louisiana-Lafayette (2000-02) and at Odessa College (1999-00). He was also an assistant coach at the College of St. Mary in Omaha, Neb., and served one year as head coach.
His first job in women's basketball came at Omaha Central High School in 1996, when he served as assistant girls' basketball coach. Hyland was a men's assistant coach at Dana College in Blair, Neb., and a men's graduate assistant at the University of Nebraska-Omaha. His first coaching position came as an assistant men's coach at his alma mater, the University of Mary in Bismarck, N.D. Hyland played basketball for the University of Mary where he earned a pair of degrees, communications and business in 1990, and physical education in 1993. He received his master's degree from Nebraska-Omaha in 1995.
Hyland was a national voter for the Women's Basketball Coaches Association/ESPN NCAA Division II Top 25 Poll. He was also the LSC Captain for the WBCA and served on the WBCA DII National Coach of the Year Committee.
Scott and his wife Yvonne have two sons, Reid and Sean.
2012-Present Head Coach, Hill College
2011-2012 Assistant Coach, Texas Southern
2007-2011 Head Coach, Texas A&M University – Kingsville
2002-2007 Head Coach, Paris Junior College
2000-2002 Assistant Coach, University of Louisiana – Lafayette
1999-2000 Assistant Coach, Odessa College
1997-1999 Head Coach, College of Saint Mary’s
1994-1995 Assistant Coach, Dana College (MBB)
1993-1994 Assistant Coach, University of Nebreaksa-Omaha (MBB)
1990-1993 Assistant Coach, University of Mary (MBB)