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Scott Pera

Scott Pera has been named the 25th head coach in Rice men’s basketball history, Director of Athletics Joe Karlgaard announced on March 23, 2017.Pera has spent the last three years as the Owls Associate Head Coach. He has served a large role in recruiting and game preparation. He helped the Owls to victories over New Mexico, UAB, Middle Tennessee, Old Dominion and Louisiana Tech.This past year, he helped Rice to a 23-12 record, the second-most wins in school history and just the eighth 20 win season, while advancing to the quarterfinals of the College Basketball Invitational. He helped oversee a squad that set school records for points, field goals, three-point field goals, free throws and rebounds.View Full Bio