Scott Thom is the head strength coach for men's basketball at Washington State University. Previously, he was the strength coach for the University of California-Berkeley men's basketball team and the head basketball coach and physical education teacher for Vintage High School (Napa, California) He has over thirteen years of experience working with athletes at the high school, collegiate, and professional level.
Scott Thom has been personal training since 2003 at HealthQuest Fitness Center in Napa. He has a degree in Physical Education with an emphasis in Movement Studies from Chico State, a Teaching Credential from Sonoma State, and CSCS as well as Sports Performance Coaching certification through USAW. Scott splits his time between training his clients and coaching for University California Berkeley.
“Coach T” started his coaching career at Vintage High in 2003 with boys basketball and coached there until 2010. During this time, Scott helped many teams on campus with their strength and conditioning programs while teaching physical education and weight training. In 2009, Scott was named Coach of the Year, leading the Crushers to their first playoff appearance in ten years.
A born mover, Scott has been involved with sports his whole life. He pulls from experiences at the high school, college, and semi-pro levels in basketball and is extremely passionate about strength training. In 2009, Scott interned for Coach Mike Blasquez the Head Strength Coach at Cal Berkeley, working primarily with the Mens Basketball Program. In 2010, Scott was hired on full-time as a strength and conditioning coach at University California Berkeley and was promoted to Head Strength Coach for Mens Basketball.
After four years at Cal, in which he helped coach two out of four PAC-12 Players of the Year, he also helped Allen Crabbe, Jorge Guiterrez, Justin Cobbs, and Richard Solomon reach their dreams of playing in the NBA.
With Coach Montgomery retiring at the end of the 2014 season, Scott Thom has gone on to become the Head Strength Coach for Men’s Basketball at Washington State University. Go Cougs!