Scholl in 2017.
|Born||November 11, 1977|
Gig Harbor, Washington
|Coaching career (HC unless noted)|
|2000–2007||San Diego (asst.)|
|2007–2015||Santa Clara (asst.)|
|2015–2018||San Diego (asst.)|
|Head coaching record|
Scholl started his playing career at Tacoma Community College for two seasons before transferring to the University of San Diego to complete his playing eligibility under Brad Holland with the San Diego Toreros.
After graduation, Scholl joined Holland's staff and stayed with the Toreros for seven seasons, where he was part of the team's 2003 NCAA Tournament appearance. In 2007, Scholl joined Kerry Keating's staff at Santa Clara, where he stayed until 2015, and was a part of the school's 2011 CIT Championship and 2013 CBI Championship winning squads.
Scholl rejoined the Toreros staff under Lamont Smith. In February 2018, Smith was placed on leave pending a domestic violence charge against him, and resigned 10 days after his arrest, leaving Scholl to coach the team on an interim basis. Scholl coached the team in the 2018 CIT, reaching the quarterfinals before falling to eventual champion Northern Colorado.
Head coaching recordEdit
|San Diego (West Coast) (2018–present)|
|2017–18||San Diego||2–1‡||CIT Quarterfinals|
|2018–19||San Diego||21–15||7–9||7th||NIT First Round|
|San Diego:||23–16 (.590)||7–9 (.438)||
‡ Smith resigned 3/8/18; Scholl coached in CIT.
Postseason invitational champion
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