Scott Pisapia joined the coaching staff in 2018.
An alumnus of Lewis & Clark, Pisapia has been a high school assistant coach, media member and company founder since leaving Palatine Hill. After graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication in 2012, he was an assistant varsity coach and led the junior varsity program at his high school alma mater, R.A. Long. There, he trained and educated his student-athletes on the fundamentals of the game, created a specially-designed weightlifting program and cultivated practice plans and game strategies.
Pisapia founded his company, Roots Academy, in 2013, a non-profit based in his hometown of Longview, Wash. that provides opportunities for youth through sports. The company's outcomes have included launching youth programs for four sports and strength and conditioning and the transformation of two storage warehouses into athletic facilities.
While a student-athlete for the Pioneers, Pisapia was a consistent starter for three seasons and led the Northwest Conference in assist-to-turnover ratio as a senior. The Pioneers qualified for the NWC postseason tournament in all four of his years.
Pisapia's volunteer work includes acting as a reading and writing mentor, serving at a homeless shelter and being a camp leader for Hoop Camp 4 Kids.