Scott Beeten Hired as Albany Coach
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) _ Scott Beeten, an assistant coach at California, was hired Tuesday as coach of the University at Albany’s fledging Division I basketball program.
Beeten, who got a five-year contract with a base salary of $120,000, replaces Scott Hicks, who resigned to take the coaching job Loyola of Maryland. Beeten takes over a team that went 11-17 last year.
``Scott Beeten embodies the qualities needed to run a successful Division I program, and he will represent the university exceptionally well,″ said Lee McElroy, the new athletic director.
``He has tremendous integrity, values the student-athlete, and is committed to the University’s high academic standards,″ McElroy added.
During his three years at Cal-Berkeley, the Bruins made two NIT appearances, winning the title in 1999.
Beeten, 53, worked for seven years as Mike Jarvis’ top assistant at George Washington. He was also an assistant coach at Pennsylvania.