College of Idaho head coach Scott Garson -- who just completed his fifth season as head coach of the Coyote men's basketball program -- has taken a job to become a division one assistant at Santa Clara of the West Coast Conference.
It's one that makes sense professionally for Garson who has said his ultimate goal is to one day become a head coach at college basketball's highest level
Garson leaves behind a record of success in the NAIA. He led the Yotes to a 129-42 record, three cascade collegiate conference championships, and three tournament championships. He coached six NAIA All-Americans, including two first-team selections.
“I am very, very proud of what we’ve accomplished over the past five years,” Garson said. “I feel the C of I program is in the position it should be in – a position to be successful for many years to come. We’ve had not only incredible players in our program but players who have embodied the term student-athlete. They have represented the school with class in a way the C of I and the City of Caldwell have been and always will be proud of.”
Prior to taking the reins at the C of I, Garson was an assistant coach at UCLA under Ben Howland -- the current Mississippi State head coach. A news conference is scheduled for tomorrow morning to announce Garson's replacement.