Cumberland University, Lebanon, Tenn., has announced the hiring of former Grace College women’s basketball coach, Scott Blum, as the women’s basketball coach at the school. Blum, a former standout for the Grace College Lancers, has spent the last 14 years as the head coach of women’s basketball at Grace. A portion of the story appears below. Click here to read the complete article.
Blum named women’s basketball head coach at CU
Cumberland University Director of Athletics Ron Pavan announced the hiring of Scott Blum as the women’s basketball head coach for the Phoenix, effective immediately. Blum has spent the last 14 years as head coach at Grace College in Indiana.
The Lancers posted a pair of 20-win seasons during Blum’s tenure at his alma mater, including 20-15 in 2011-12, the program’s first winning season since 1991-92 and the first 20-win campaign in school history. Grace finished 20-16 this past season. The program has averaged 17.0 wins over the last eight seasons, including an 18-17 mark in 2014-15 and 19-17 in 2012-13. He has compiled 209 career victories.
“We feel very lucky to have found someone with Scott’s experience to take over the women’s basketball program at Cumberland,” Pavan said. “He has over 20 years of head coaching experience, all at the NAIA level, and has a great understanding of coaching and teaching at a small, private university. His teams have a history of postseason play as well as a 100 percent graduation rate.”
Blum brings a wealth of coaching experience, serving as men’s basketball head coach at Indiana Wesleyan in Marion, Ind., from 1995-97, leading the program to the NCCAA national championship in 1995, and head men’s coach at Trinity International in Deerfield, Ill., from 1998-01.
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