One-on-one with new SCSU men’s head basketball coach Scott Burrell

(WTNH)–Scott Burrell, who was a multi-sport star at Hamden High school, is now the head basketball coach at Southern Connecticut State University. He was introduced today as the new coach of the team.

Burrell, who was drafted into major league baseball, went on to play basketball at UConn and then in the NBA.

Most recently, he’s been an assistant coach at Quinnipiac.

The people closest to him through all of his moves were at the news conference, today, when he was annouced as the Owls new coach.

UConn head coach Kevin Ollie made a statement on the hiring of Scott Burrell at SCSU.

“I couldn’t be more proud of my close friend and former UConn teammate Scott Burrell,” Ollie said. “I know that what Scott learned about the game from Coach (Jim) Calhoun and throughout his own playing career in college and the NBA, plus the coaching experience he gained under Coach (Tom) Moore at Quinnipiac will serve him well.”

Burrell starts on the job Wednesday. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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