Sallee hires Jauwan Scaife as new assistant coach

MUNCIE, Ind. – Ball State Head Women’s Basketball Coach for 11th year brady sallee has brought back another former Ball State basketball player, this time from the men’s basketball program, as it has announced the hiring of former Cardinal standout guard Jauwan Scaife as its new assistant women’s basketball coach.

Scaife replaces former women’s basketball assistant coach Bri Kulas who will get married this summer and walk away from the profession.

A Muncie native, Scaife returns to his alma mater after spending two seasons as an assistant coach and recruiting coordinator for the Utah State women’s basketball team.

“I am thrilled to be able to bring Jauwan back to Ball State,” said Sallee. “He brings the perfect blend of character, work ethic and experience that he was looking for in this hire. Jauwan was looking forward to returning to Ball State, where he enjoyed so much success as a player, and I look forward to seeing him find that.” same level of success as part of our coaching staff.

In his only season at Utah State, Scaife helped lead the Aggies to an 11-19 overall record, including a 5-13 mark at Mountain West, in the 2021-22 season, nearly tripling the league’s win total. previous season. Utah State finished the season third in offensive rebounds per game (12.43) and fourth in assists per game (14.20).

Prior to Utah State, Scaife held a similar role at Murray State from 2018-20, where he had key roles in player development, recruiting, offensive schemes and game plans and assisted with in-game adjustments. During the 2018-19 season, Scaife helped the Racers to nine conference wins, the most by Murray State since the 2008-09 season. Scaife also helped Evelyn Adebayo and Macey Turley earn All-Ohio Valley Conference honors. Adebayo went on to play as a transfer graduate for Connecticut.

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Prior to his time at Murray State, Scaife spent the 2017-18 season as an assistant coach and recruiting coordinator at Evansville, where he worked primarily with perimeter players. Scaife helped Kerri Gasper earn an honorable mention in the All-Missouri Valley Conference accolades.

Scaife was also an assistant coach in southeastern Missouri for two seasons under former Ball State associate women’s basketball coach Rekha Patterson. She joined Patterson after completing her master’s degree in physical education from Ball State in 2013 and also served as a graduate assistant for two years with the Cardinals.

In the southeastern state of Missouri, he helped the Redhawks advance to the Ohio Valley Conference Tournament for the first time in seven seasons during the 2015-16 campaign. One of her players, Brianna Mitchell, was named to the All-OVC team during her time in southeastern Missouri.

Scaife is no stranger to Muncie or Ball State University. Scaife was a four-year card winner from 2009-2013 for the Cardinals, where he was a 2nd-team All-MAC selection as a senior in 2012-13 and a MAC All-Freshman team selection in 2009-10.

Scaife finished his career ranked 14th in program history with 1,326 career points and became the 26th 1,000-point scorer in Ball State history. He finished with 203 career 3-pointers, breaking the school record in his final career game. Scaife also broke the school record with 579 career 3-point attempts for himself. He finished his career ranked seventh in program history in career minutes played (3,368), tied for seventh in games played (120), and ninth in games started (93). Scaife also finished his career ranking 11th in free throws made (317), 13th in free throw percentage (.783) and 15th in free throw attempts (405).

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Before Ball State, Scaife won letters for three years at Muncie Central High School. Scaife is also a cousin of former Ball State and NBA standout Bonzi Wells.

Scaife will now be the third former Ball State basketball player on Sallee’s staff, joining former Cardinal standouts. audrey spencer (associate head coach) and Moriah Monaco (assistant coach).