EAST LANSING, Mich. – Michigan State University head basketball coach Suzy Merchant announced Thursday the addition of Lindsay Scarlatelli to the women’s basketball support staff as Assistant to the Head Coach.
“We are excited to have Lindsay back in the Spartan Family. She has a diverse background in women’s basketball and will be an absolute asset to this program, and we are always thrilled to have Spartans return to East Lansing,” Merchant said.
Her duties will include leading the video coordination team that breaks down film for scouting purposes, as well as MSU practice and game film. Scarlatelli will also be assisting with recruiting throughout the year. She returns to East Lansing after having served as a graduate assistant for the Spartans from 2010-12.
Scarlatelli comes back to East Lansing after spending three seasons as the Director of Operations at Miami (Ohio) University. With the RedHawks, Scarlatelli was responsible for the day-to-day operations of the women's basketball program. Additionally, she was in charge of all team travel, budget, community service, as well as social media and creative graphics content, supervising the student managerial staff, while also helping out with recruiting visits, academic supervision, summer camps and practice planning.
Prior to her time with Miami, Scarlatelli was an assistant with Oakland for one season during the 2013-14 season, working with the post players. Under the mentorship of Chris Mennig and Braden Heil, Scarlatelli has also served several stints over the years as an evaluator and site supervisor for the U.S. Junior Nationals (USJN) and Blue Star Basketball from 2012-14.
Scarlatelli spent the 2012-13 season as the Director of Basketball Operations at Oakland and then an assistant coach at Illinois Chicago.
She started her career as a graduate assistant at Michigan State from 2010-12. While with the Spartans, Scarlatelli served as the assistant to the recruiting coordinator, was the director of their MVP youth ball club, coordinated team practices and shootarounds and oversaw the student manager staff. She was part of the team's first-ever outright Big Ten Championship in 2011.
She was a four-year member of the Oakland women's golf team and also was the women's basketball team's manager from 2006-10, earning her bachelor's degree in communications from Oakland in 2010. She also completed her master’s degree from Michigan State in kinesiology in 2012.
Scarlatelli’s younger brother, Nick, was a student manager for the Michigan State women’s basketball team and won a Big Ten Championship with the program in 2014.