|Born||June 7, 1966|
|Coaching career (HC unless noted)|
|1990–1993||South Dakota State (assistant)|
|1993–1995||SIU Edwardsville (assistant)|
|1995–2016||South Dakota State|
|Head coaching record|
|Tournaments||1–5 (NCAA Division I)|
6–8 (NCAA Division II)
|Accomplishments and honors|
|3 Summit regular season (2013, 2015, 2016)|
3 Summit tournament (2012, 2013, 2016)
2 Horizon tournament (2018, 2022)
3 Horizon regular season (2019, 2020, 2021)
|3× Horizon League Coach of the Year (2018, 2019, 2020)|
Scott Michael Nagy (//; born June 7, 1966) is an American college basketball coach and the current head coach for Wright State Raiders men's basketball. He had previously served as head coach at South Dakota State for 21 seasons (1995–2016).
Born in Abilene, Texas, Nagy attended St. Matthews grade school in Champaign, Illinois and Champaign Centennial High School, which he graduated from in 1984. His father is Dick Nagy, who was a University of Illinois assistant basketball coach under Lou Henson.
After graduation, Nagy became a graduate assistant at the University of Illinois for two seasons before taking a full-time assistant's job at South Dakota State, which he held for three years. After two seasons as an assistant at SIU Edwardsville, Nagy returned to South Dakota State to take over as head coach in May 1995.
Nagy led the Jackrabbits to 20-win seasons during eight of his first nine years at the helm of the program at the Division II level. After the 2004 season, South Dakota State began the transition to Division I.
The 2007–08 season was Nagy's first as a head coach in a Division I conference, as the Jackrabbits joined The Summit League on June 1, 2007. The Jackrabbits struggled early in The Summit League, finishing in 10th place their first year. However, under Nagy, SDSU steadily improved.
In 2011–12, South Dakota State won the Summit League tournament championship, qualifying them for their first ever berth in the NCAA tournament. The Jackrabbits also won the conference tournament in 2013 earning back-to-back trips to the NCAA tournament. In 2014, the Jackrabbits received an invitation to the College Basketball Invitational tournament. In 2015, Nagy led the Jackrabbits to a regular season championship and an NIT berth after failing to win the conference tournament. SDSU won their first postseason game in the NIT, defeating No. 1 seed Colorado State before falling to Vanderbilt. In 2016, the Jackrabbits returned to the NCAA tournament by winning the regular season and conference tournament.
Following his success at South Dakota State, he was hired as head coach by Wright State on April 3, 2016. He finished his 21-year career at South Dakota State with a 410–240 record.
Nagy coaches at least one game every season shoeless to support the charity Samaritan's Feet, which distributes shoes to those without worldwide. He has done so every year since the 2007–08 season. He was named the 2012 Barefoot Coach of the Year, an award given to coaches who support the Samaritan's Feet organization and help raise awareness about its cause.
Head coaching record
|South Dakota State Jackrabbits (North Central Conference) (1995–2004)|
|1995–96||South Dakota State||24–5||15–3||T–1st||NCAA Division II Sweet 16|
|1996–97||South Dakota State||25–5||14–4||1st||NCAA Division II Sweet 16|
|1997–98||South Dakota State||26–3||16–2||1st||NCAA Division II Sweet 16|
|1998–99||South Dakota State||17–10||9–9||4th|
|1999–00||South Dakota State||21–9||12–6||2nd||NCAA Division II first round|
|2000–01||South Dakota State||22–7||13–5||2nd||NCAA Division II first round|
|2001–02||South Dakota State||24–6||15–3||1st||NCAA Division II Sweet 16|
|2002–03||South Dakota State||24–7||12–4||2nd||NCAA Division II second round|
|2003–04||South Dakota State||27–7||9–5||2nd||NCAA Division II second round|
|South Dakota State Jackrabbits (NCAA Division I independent) (2004–2007)|
|2004–05||South Dakota State||10–18|
|2005–06||South Dakota State||9–20|
|2006–07||South Dakota State||6–24|
|South Dakota State Jackrabbits (Summit League) (2007–2016)|
|2007–08||South Dakota State||8–21||3–15||10th|
|2008–09||South Dakota State||13–20||7–11||7th|
|2009–10||South Dakota State||14–16||10–8||4th|
|2010–11||South Dakota State||19–12||10–8||5th|
|2011–12||South Dakota State||27–8||15–3||2nd||NCAA Division I Round of 64|
|2012–13||South Dakota State||25–10||13–3||T–1st||NCAA Division I Round of 64|
|2013–14||South Dakota State||19–13||10–4||2nd||CBI first round|
|2014–15||South Dakota State||24–11||12–4||T–1st||NIT second round|
|2015–16||South Dakota State||26–8||12–4||T–1st||NCAA Division I Round of 64|
|South Dakota State:||410–240 (.631)||207–101 (.672)|
|Wright State Raiders (Horizon League) (2016–present)|
|2017–18||Wright State||25–10||14–4||2nd||NCAA Division I Round of 64|
|2018–19||Wright State||21–14||13–5||T–1st||NIT first round|
|2019–20||Wright State||25–7||15–3||1st||NIT Cancelled|
|2021–22||Wright State||22–14||15–7||4th||NCAA Division I Round of 64|
|Wright State:||138–69 (.667)||84–32 (.724)|
Postseason invitational champion
- "Scott Nagy's 2006–2007 Media Guide bio" (PDF).[permanent dead link] (5.47 MiB), South Dakota State University, released June 5, 2007
- "Wright State hires Nagy as basketball coach". ESPN.com. 2016-04-04. Retrieved 2017-01-20.
- "Perfect fit". wright.edu. 2018-01-30. Retrieved 2022-03-12.
- "Nagy honored by Samaritan's Feet". gojacks.com. 2012-03-29. Retrieved 2022-03-12.