Scotty Thurman joins UA basketball staff

The man that took (and made) the biggest shot in Razorback basketball history is back with the University of Arkansas.

The UA announced today that former Razorback great Scotty Thurman has accepted a position as Director of Student-Athlete Development for the basketball program.

“I am very excited to bring Scotty back to Fayetteville to be a member of our staff,” said head coach John Pelphrey. “He is a quality individual who will quickly develop a strong relationship with our players. He has had a chance to play not just at Arkansas, but also on the professional level, earn a degree and make a life for himself, all things that we expect our current and future players to do. I am excited about the perspective that he will be able to provide.”

Thurman played for the Hogs for three seasons from 1993-95, where he was an All-American in 1994. He still holds the single season record for three point baskets in a season, is 10th on the all time scoring list at Arkansas, and was a member of the 1994 National Championship team, where his three point basket with 50 seconds left in the game broke a 70-70 tie, and proved to be the game winner, securing Arkansas’ first and only basketball national championship.

Some of Thurman’s responsibilities in his new position will include assisting with the UA’s student athlete development program, designing and implementing programs that emphasize off-the-court development, planning and execution of community service projects, mentoring, and designing a program intended to keep former players connected with the program.

Arkansas also announced that they have hired Sean Dwyer as a Video Coordinator. Dwyer held a similar position at the University of Florida.