2017-18 Men's Basketball
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2017-18 Men's Basketball Coaches
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Scott Heady
Head Coach - 1st Season
Alma Mater - Indianapolis

Marian University has hired Scott Heady as the new men’s basketball coach as announced by athletic director Steve Downing Feb. 16. Heady becomes the ninth coach in Marian basketball history and comes to the Knights from Carmel High School.

Heady spent the last six seasons as the head coach at Carmel where he led the Greyhounds to back-to-back Indiana 4A state championships in 2012 and 2013. Heady has compiled a record of 116-27 during his tenure, which is the most wins in 4A basketball during that span. His teams won four Metropolitan Interscholastic Conference titles and set a school record with four consecutive 20-plus win seasons.

Heady is no stranger to the collegiate game as he spent three seasons as an assistant coach at Anderson University. During his time with the Ravens, he helped them to a Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference championship in 2010 and an appearance in the NCAA Tournament that same year. Anderson was 38-18 during his two seasons and ranked in the Top 25 nationally both years.

Heady also spent 13 seasons as the head coach at Warren Central, where he went 191-103 and set school records for most wins, highest win percentage and consecutive winning seasons. His teams were ranked in the top 10 in the state for seven seasons and he led the Warriors to a MIC title and to a sectional and regional title in 2000.

Prior to Warren Central, Heady started his coaching career at Connersville High School where he went 25-23 in two seasons and won two sectional titles. A graduate of the University of Indianapolis, Heady played four seasons under Coach Billy Keller and was a two-year captain for the Greyhounds.

Heady’s coaching career has garnered him plenty of recognition, including being named the Indianapolis Star Coach of the Year three times and the MIC Coach of the Year four times. He was also elected president of the Marion County Coaches’ Association in 2005 and coached the Indiana All-Stars in 2013.

 
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Jesse McClung
Associate Head Coach - 1st Season
Alma Mater - Indianapolis '07
Phone: 317.955.6172

Jesse McClung returns to the Marian coaching staff as a member of Scott Heady's staff. McClung spent three seasons as an assistant coach for the Knights from 2008-11.

He brings considerable experience to the position after he competed at Ball State University for his first three years of college. He finished his eligibility at the University of Indianapolis. McClung has coached at various levels from AAU to collegiate basketball. 

Following his stint at Marian, McClung served as an assistant coach at Wabash College from 2011-14. While there, he coached the back-to-back conference newcomer of the year while playing a vital role in the Little Giants' recruiting efforts. In 2015, McClung was named the head coach of the Bethesda Christian High School boys varsity team and led BCHS to the No. 18 ranking in Class 1A.

McClung was a three-year starter for Lawrence North High School, was named to the Indianapolis Super Team, and was named a member of the Top 20 in the state of Indiana.

McClung served as a graduate assistant coach for two years at the University of Indianapolis before coming to Marian University in 2008.

He graduated from Ball State University and completed the requirements for a masters of arts in applied sociology from the University of Indianapolis in 2008. He resides in Fishers with his fiance Brooke.

 
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Scott Fleming
Assistant Coach - 12th Season
Alma Mater - Marian '89
Phone: 317.955.6106

Scott Fleming returns to the bench for the men's basketball team as an assistant coach on Scott Heady's staff. Fleming also serves as the head softball coach and has over a decade of coaching experience with the men's basketball program.

During his tenure with Marian University, Fleming has spent 11 seasons as assistant men's basketball coach and helped guide the Knights to two NAIA Division II National Championship tournaments. He also spent seven years as an admission counselor and as an assistant director of admission. He also served as a volunteer coach for men's basketball for six years and for women's basketball for one year.

Fleming is a 1989 graduate of Marian University and is married to Gina, who is a 1993 graduate of Marian University. The couple has two sons and resides in Indianapolis.

 
Ray Tolbert
Assistant Coach - 1st Season
 
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Aaron Evans
Assistant Coach - 2nd Season

After an All-American career as a Knight, Aaron Evans now serves as the assistant coach of player development for Scott Heady's staff. In his role, he is responsible for film breakdown, recruiting, opponent scouting and game preparation. Evans has served as an assistant coach since the 2016-17 season.

Evans works with players during individual and group skill development training. Prior to Marian, Evans served as the freshman head coach at Cathedral High School and led the team to a 13-game win streak and an Indianapolis City title. Evans has also served as an assistant coach on the Adidas AAU Circuit with EG10 and on the Under Armour AAU Circuit with G3 Grind. 

During his playing career, Evans received NAIA All-American honors in the 2011-2012 season as well as the 2013-14 season. He was also a three-time All-Crossroads performer, a two-time team captain, and a Capitol One Academic All-District Team. 

Before transferring to Marian, Evans earned All-CCAC first team honors and was named CCAC Newcomer of the Year at Purdue University Calumet.  He also holds the single-game scoring record at Purdue-Calumet with 51 points scored. 

After his collegiate career, Evans made the Eurobasket Tour Team where he competed against professional teams in Lithuania and Norway. Upon his return overseas, Evans played a season for the hometown Indianapolis Diesels before starting his coaching career. 

 
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Jay Townsend
Assistant Coach - 1st Season

Jay Townsend serves as the Director of Basketball Operations for the Marian men's basketball program. A graduate of Zionsville High School and Indiana University, Townsend is more than familiar with the Indiana basketball scene. 

In his role, Townsend is responsible for film breakdown, game planning, recruiting, scheduling and team travel, analytics and workouts. Prior to Marian, Townsend was a camp coordinator at Purdue and Gonzaga during the summer of 2017 and served as a youth coach while attending IU.

Townsend currently serves as a board member at the Concord Neighborhood Center, while working as a senior financial analyst.