The 2012-13 campaign with mark the fifth for Scott Monarch at Marquette, but the fourth season for him as an assistant coach with the program.
After serving as director of basketball operations in 2008-09, Monarch moved up the bench to a similar position in which he served under Williams in 2006-07 at New Orleans.
Monarch arrived in Milwaukee after most recently serving as an assistant coach at Tyler Junior College in Texas. He helped guide the Apaches to an overall record of 25-3 and the program's first outright league title in 21 years. TJC advanced to the quarterfinals of the Region XIV Tournament and posted a 19-3 league slate en route to a final national ranking of 10th in the country.
In 2006-07, the Owensboro, Ky., native served as an assistant coach and recruiting coordinator under Williams at the University of New Orleans. The Privateers posted a 14-win campaign that year and advanced to the quarterfinals of the Sun Belt Conference Tournament.
He had spent the previous six seasons as the head coach at Panola College in Carthage, Texas. Monarch left the program as the school's all-time winningest coach, posting a 63 percent winning percentage. He was named the 2003 National Junior College Athletic Association Region XIV Coach of the Year after leading the Ponies to the regular season conference championship.
During his career, Monarch has helped guide 42 players to NCAA Division I programs from the junior college ranks and nearly 20 to all-conference accolades. He also coached the all-time scoring leader in junior college history, Omar Thomas.
Monarch, who received his master's degree from Baylor in 1991 after earning his undergraduate degree from Mississippi Valley State in 1986, has also served as an associate head coach at Tennessee State (1999-2000) and Kentucky Wesleyan (1996-98).
At Kentucky Wesleyan, Monarch was part of a program that reached the 1998 NCAA Division II national championship game. He also recruited and helped develop four players who would later be first-team All-Americans. Two of those standouts became National Players of the Year.
Monarch served as an assistant coach at Grambling State in 1998-99.
He started his career at McLennan Community College in 1993 and coached there for three seasons. He then went on to spend three seasons at Navarro College.
Monarch and his wife, Lacey, have three children: Samantha (5), Kacey (4) and Scott Jr. (1).
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