UIndy Welcomes Scott Heady as Twelfth Head Men’s Basketball Coach

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The University of Indianapolis held an introductory press conference for the newest Head Men’s Basketball Coach Scott Heady on April 11. A 1986 Greyhound alum, Heady said he is excited to be back on campus for this new chapter of his coaching career. This comes after the departure of Paul Corsaro who had served as the coach for four years before taking a job at IUPUI, according to UIndy Athletics.  

Heady is returning to UIndy after serving as associate head men’s basketball coach at Anderson University from 2008 to 2010, Carmel High School for seven years and, most recently, Marian University for seven seasons, according to a press release from UIndy Athletics

At Carmel High School, Heady led the team to back-to-back state titles and a record of 141-38, according to the release. Heady’s overall record at Marian University was 168-56, where he also led the Knights to NAIA Tournament appearances and the school’s first-ever national semifinal appearance in 2019, as well as a Crossroads League title in 2020. 

In his press conference, Heady wanted to thank his family and everyone at UIndy who reached out and supported him throughout this transition. He said it is special to him to return to UIndy and experience the overwhelming success he sees in the university, in terms of athletics, academics and beyond. 

“This is where I’ve always wanted to be and I couldn’t be more proud to stand up here and excited to get started,” Heady said. “… I was at the Final Four in Phoenix and the first person to call me was was Dr. Singh, that was pretty impressive. I really appreciate all the people that were involved in making this decision and providing this tremendous opportunity for me and my family.”

Photo contributed by Jacob Walton New Men’s Basketball Head Coach and UIndy alum Scott Heady speaks at a press conference thanking those who supported him during the transition as the new head coach. Heady has served as a coach at Anderson University, Carmel High School and Marian University.

Heady said there is a great base at UIndy for him to build off of, and he is looking forward to continuing the winning culture the men’s basketball team has created. He said that after meeting with the returning players, he is excited to build a team based on recruiting, culture, expectations and accountability—the four things he said he believes are the most important pieces of a successful team. 

Heady said utilizing the transfer portal will be a key factor in his transition and beginning as head coach. According to Heady, the recruiting process is a 24-hour commitment, and one that he is ready and willing to tackle head-on in order to build the best program possible. 

“We’re going to be diligent in making sure that we get the right basketball players and talented basketball players, but that they’re also good people and they’re going to fit into our culture,” Heady said. 

According to Heady, the expectations for his team will be for them to be the best. He said if the team has the best teammates and leaders, they will have a championship culture at UIndy. These expectations will be supported by the staff, Heady said, who are there to motivate and encourage the team as they chase their goals. 

Accountability was another point Heady emphasized during the press conference, and said UIndy will be putting a product on the floor that the UIndy campus and the city of Indianapolis will be proud of. He said accountability starts from the top, with himself and the rest of the coaching staff, and extends to the rest of the team. 

“That’s where you want to be, where they buy in, they take ownership and they believe and they’re holding each other accountable,” Heady said. “That’s where we want to be with our culture and program.”

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