Former collegiate standout Scott Friel begins his coaching career as a graduate assistant on Rusty Osborne’s Alaska Anchorage staff in 2016-17.
Friel played from 2013-16 at fellow NCAA Div. II program Brigham Young-Hawaii, where he averaged 13.3 points and 7.2 rebounds, while shooting 51 percent for his career. As a senior, he averaged 16.5 ppg and earned First Team All-Pacific West Conference honors. He was also a Third Team All-Pac West pick as a sophomore, after transferring from Div. I Southern Utah.
Friel was a First Team All-State performer as a prep at Riverton (Utah) High School, leading his squad to the state quarterfinals as a senior.
A member of the LDS Church, he served a two-year mission in Romania from 2011-13, and earned his bachelor’s degree in exercise sports science and a minor in coaching from BYUH in 2016. He and his wife Quincy are the parents of a young daughter, Penelope.