Scott Soprych joined the LSU basketball staff in the Administrative Assistant position prior to the 2004-05 season.
In Soprych, coach John Brady has found someone who is an energetic basketball enthusiast and well he should be, having spent most of his life in the state of Indiana.
Soprych is involved with the administrative operations of the Tiger program in regard to managers, equipment, video exchange, the Tigers basketball camps and Sixth Man Club. His experience during his years before and after receiving his degree from Indiana University makes him a very valuable asset.
Soprych, a native of Lemont, Ill., served as a manager on the men’s basketball team from 2000-03 handling video breakdown, video exchange, game day operations and camp and team management. In 2003-04, Soprych was the men’s basketball head manager, supervising and selecting a managerial staff that worked under him for Coach Mike Davis and his team.
A 2004 graduate of Indiana, Soprych has worked on various basketball projects, including the Adidas Indiana Elite AAU team where he served as an assistant coach.
In 2004, that team finished runner-up in the national AAU Shootout and made the elite eight in tournaments in Las Vegas and Los Angeles. The team had a record of 35-11 during Soprych’s time as assistant coach and the team had six players on or signed to play for Division I teams.
Soprych was also an assistant coach for the Nike Bloomington White AAU program. He also had a turn in 2001 as the head coach of the AAU Brownstown basketball team.
Soprych, 25, in his days as Indiana manager, was part of a team that won the Big 10 in 2002 and finished as the national runner-up in the NCAA Championship. His first year at LSU saw the Tigers win the SEC Western Division crown.
The Soprych File
Year at LSU: Second
Birth Date: Aug. 3, 1980
Hometown: Lemont, Ill.
College: BA, General Studies, Indiana University, ’04