Oregon Institute of Technology

Coaches

Scott Meredith

Scott Meredith, Head Women's Basketball Coach

Coach Meredith is 98-60 at Tech when he enters his 6th season as head women’s basketball for the Owls. Meredith is entering his 35th season coaching basketball with 29 seasons as a head coach at multiple levels and 24th coaching women's basketball.  Meredith spent six seasons as an assistant coach at Santa Clara University, Humboldt State University, Santa Rosa Junior College and College of the Redwoods. This is Meredith’s 23rd year coaching women’s basketball.

Meredith's 2013-14 Oregon Tech women’s basketball team recorded their best season ever.  The Tech women won a school-record 28 games (28-7), while earning their first-ever Cascade Collegiate Conference tournament crown.  Tech would move on to the NAIA national basketball tournament for just the second time ever, eventually falling in the first round.

Tech turned in an impressive 15-1 non-conference mark and began the season on a 14-game winning streak.  The Owls finished 13-5 in conference play on the way to a second-seed in the CCC tournament.  The Owls hosted Corban in the first round winning 72-58, moved on the semifinal defeating College of Idaho 77-73 and in the CCC title game defeated rival Southern Oregon, for the third time during the season, to earn their first CCC tournament championship by an 88-72 score.

Meredith compiled an overall record of 152-47 (76%) at Arcata and Fortuna High Schools. His teams dominated Humboldt-Del Norte League play with an overall league record of 48-8 (86%), including 4 league championships and 7 consecutive berths in the North Coast Section playoffs. Meredith’s 1996-97 Arcata Tigers won 28 consecutive games, finished the season 28-1 and were ranked #6 in California for all Division 3 schools. Many of Meredith’s former players moved on to play at the college level at schools such as Cornell, Wichita State, Sacramento State and New Mexico State.

Scott Meredith at a Game

Meredith is from northern California, where he was a 4-sport (football, basketball, baseball & track) letter winner at Arcata High School. He graduated from Humboldt State University in 1987 with a B.A. in Liberal Studies/Education while playing football and baseball for the Lumberjacks.

He holds teaching credentials in Physical Education, Multiple Subjects Elementary Education and Social Science. He also earned an M.S. in Health, Physical Education and Recreation with an emphasis in Sport Psychology from St. Mary’s College of California.

Meredith and his wife Priscilla were married in Tokyo, Japan where he taught English as a Second Language and played fast pitch softball. They have 2 children, daughter Hayley and son Treyce.

Tom Loney

Tom Loney, Assistant Coach

Tom Loney will serve his fourth season under Head Coach Scott Meredith and the Lady Owls in a volunteer roll when Tech takes the hardwood in 2014-15. Loney enters his 21st year at Oregon Tech and eighth as Associate Athletic Director / Sports Information Director. Loney has served in several capacities with the department, including the resurrection of the women’s basketball program in 2002. Tom headed the Lady Owl basketball program for five seasons until 2007. The Lady Owls recorded 20 or more wins in each of his five seasons, reaching the CCC playoffs each season and recording an overall record of 106-48. (.684). Loney’s teams captured one Cascade Conference Championship and a first ever NAIA II National Tournament appearance, both in the 2004-05 season.

Prior to 2002, Tom served as Head Volleyball Coach for the 2000 and 2001 seasons, with the 2000 team recording a 22-9 mark. Prior to volleyball, he served four years as an Oregon Tech assistant basketball coach for Dan Miles, 13 years as Intramural Director for all campus sports, while spending his first six years as an Athletic Trainer for the Owls. Along with his current administrative duties he serves as Physical Education Class Coordinator within the department. Tom is a 1992 graduate of Southern Oregon University with a bachelor’s degree in Health Studies and Athletic Training, and holds a Master’s degree in Education also from SOU in 1998. Tom was a four sport athlete at Klamath Union and went on to play baseball at College of the Siskiyous. Tom is married to the former Lana Hoppe, a 1999 graduate of Oregon Tech and four year Oregon Tech softball player. The Loney’s have two children, a son Blake (14) and daughter Raigan (12).

Andy Siverly, Assistant Coach

Emailandrew.siverly@oit.edu
Former Owl Standout, Andy Siverly, is in his first year as assistant coach for the Oregon Tech women’s basketball program.

Siverly played basketball at Merced High School in 2003 and coached a year of freshman boy’s basketball at Merced High in 2004 before beginning his collegiate career at Modesto Junior College from 2005-2007. 

Siverly, a member of the Oregon Tech 2008 national championship team, played for the Hustlin’ Owls from 2007-10.  Siverly was part of two Cascade Collegiate Conference regular season titles and two CCC tournament championships under head coach Dan Miles, including a 30 win season in 2010, to go with the NAIA crown in 2008.

At the completion of his collegiate playing career Siverly stayed in the Klamath Basin coaching the Klamath Union High School freshman boys’ team and the next season heading the boy’s JV team at Lost River High School.

Most recently Siverly attended University of San Francisco from July 2012 to May 2014, completing his Master's Program in Sport Management.  Siverly was an assistant women's basketball coach at Skyline Junior College for 2012-2013 season, next becoming a Graduate Assistant for University of San Francisco Men's Basketball for the 2013-2014 season.   At USF the Dons finished with 21 wins, tied for 2nd in the West Coast Conference, and earned a spot in the NIT.