Mo Scott steps down as Washington girls hoops coach


Mo Scott is stepping down after six seasons as head basketball coach at South Bend Washington. Scott informed Washington athletic director Stacy Adams of his decision on Tuesday, citing a desire to spend more time with family as the reason.

"It was a tough decision, but I was missing too much of my kids (activities)," Scott told WSBT Sports.

In six seasons, the Panthers went 91-45 under Scott, and played for the 4A state championship in 2009. Scott's step daughter, Skylar Diggins was on the 2009 team. Diggins now plays for the Tulsa Shock in the WNBA. Scott plans on training her during the off-season.

"With Skylar, I was missing out on her basketball training, and helping her build her brand and her travel teams. Plus, I didn't get to see (son) Junior play. I can't do that."

Scott's son, Mo Jr, is the starting point guard at South Bend Riley and is entering his sophomore year.

""It was a tough decision, because I really enjoyed coaching the girls," Scott says. "You know when you've got a good team and they have a lot returning (in 2014-15). At the end of the day I have to do what's best for my family."