Director of Basketball Operations
Howard Payne University, 2013
Stephen F. Austin head women’s basketball coach Mark Kellogg announced the addition of Kayla Scott to the Ladyjack staff as the director of basketball operations early in the summer of 2016.
Scott is involved with nearly all facets of the Ladyjack program, including the organization of team travel, scheduling, on-campus recruiting visits and equipment management. She also assists with the overall day-to-day functions of the office.
Scott arrived at SFA after two coaching stints in the college ranks. In 2014-15, she served under head coach Tom Webb as an assistant women’s basketball coach at Cameron University in Lawton, Oklahoma. In her first season, Scott helped guide the Aggies to a program-best 12-4 Lone Star Conference record and their first NCAA Tournament appearance in 13 years. During her time at Cameron, she worked primarily with the guards and perimeter players and was in charge of the budget, meals, recruiting, scouting and fundraising.
Scott got her first collegiate coaching job at Western Texas College in Snyder, Texas as an assistant to the women’s basketball program during the 2013-14 season.
Prior to her coaching days, Scott enjoyed a successful four-year playing career at Howard Payne University in Brownwood, Texas. In her career she won a conference championship, two west division titles, reached the second round of the NCAA Tournament and helped the Lady Jackets compile a cumulative record of 85-25. She earned several prestigious awards, being selected as the American Southwest Conference Distinguished Scholar Athlete, ASC All-Academic, Honorable Mention All-ASC and was also tabbed ASC Player of the Week during her career.
She graduated from HPU in 2013 with her M.B.A. and earned her B.S. in mathematics in 2012.
During the 2015-16 academic year, Scott coached AAU basketball and did individual skills training for Lee Green Basketball. She also spent two months teaching English and working with youth in Cologne, Germany.
A native of Azle, Texas, Scott graduated from Azle High School in 2008 where she was an All-District performer and MVP in both basketball and soccer while graduating 10th in her class.