Aug. 31, 2011
PITTSBURGH - Former University of Pittsburgh women's basketball standout Shayla Scott will continue to be involved in women's college basketball as she was announced Wednesday as the newest member of the coaching staff at La Salle University. Scott, a native of Monroeville, Pa., was a four-year starter (2007-11) for the Panthers.
Scott was an integral part of Pitt's run to consecutive appearances in the NCAA Sweet Sixteen in 2007 and 2008. In total, the Gateway High School product helped lead the Panthers to three-straight postseason berths which included a WNIT bid her junior season.
The forward concluded her collegiate career ranked among Pitt career leaders in several categories including scoring (996 points/18th), rebounds (710/10th), assists (249/15th) and three-pointers made (118/4th). She collected 47 double-digit scoring games and 12 double-doubles (points/rebounds) over her career. Scott is ranked seventh all-time in games played (123).
Scott will be reunited at La Salle with former Pitt women's basketball assistant coach Jeff Williams, who will begin his second season at the Atlantic 10 school this fall. Williams served on the staff of Pitt head coach Agnus Berenato for seven seasons (2003-10).
Scott is the daughter of Jennifer Bruce Scott and Rod Scott, both local collegiate basketball stars. Bruce Scott is the second all-time leading scorer in Pitt - men's or women's - history while Scott starred at rival Duquesne (1979-82).