College of Idaho introduces new men's basketball coach

STATESMAN STAFFApril 30, 2013 

Scott Garson speaks after being introduced as the Coyotes' new coach.

COURTESY OF THE COLLEGE OF IDAHO

The NAIA program in Caldwell officially announced the hiring of Scott Garson as its men's basketball coach Monday.

Garson, 37, spent the past seven seasons at UCLA as an assistant coach under Ben Howland and spent two seasons prior to that as the Bruins' video coordinator.

Garson also has experience on staffs at Pepperdine and Utah. Garson, the 15th coach in College of Idaho history, replaces Rod Jensen, whose contract was not renewed after posting a 38-51 record in three seasons.

Garson played one season of basketball and baseball at Washington University in Missouri before transferring to UC Santa Barbara, where he earned a degree in law and society. While at Utah, he received a masters in exercise and sports science.

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