Scott McClary has been running camps for over 30 years and has built McHoops into the most popular and successful camp in the Lehigh Valley. McHoops typically serves over 700 campers each summer across five sessions held at 3 locations.
Coach McClary just completed his first season as the Head Basketball Coach at Bethlehem Catholic High School. It was a banner season as the Golden Hawks went 26 and 4 (15 and 1 in the EPC) winning the EPC and the District XI (4A) Championships. Beca was selected as the 2019 Team of the Year by the Morning Call and was ranked as high as #2 in the state of PA. McClary spent the previous season assisting Allentown Central Catholic to a final record of 25 wins and 5 losses winning the District XI (5A) Championship.
From 2009 through 2017, Coach McClary served as the Head Coach at Muhlenberg College winning 112 games and qualifying for four CC playoff berths. He has coached the program’s all-time leaders in points, field goals, three pointers, and blocked shots as well as the Centennial Conference’s all-time leading rebounder.
In 2011-12, Muhlenberg finished 18-9 for its most wins in 10 years, came within one win of an NCAA Tournament bid and won two regular-season tournament championships. The team's players included a finalist for the Jostens Trophy (the Division III player of the year) and the Mid-Atlantic Region rookie of the year.
The 2012-13 team finished 17-10, set a school record with 12 CC wins and returned to the CC playoffs, falling to the top seed by two points in the semifinals. The following season, Muhlenberg bolted to an 8-1 start, its best in more than a half-century, en route to a CC playoff berth.
A 1994 graduate of Muhlenberg, McClary spent seven years as an assistant coach with the Mules: three years as a student assistant and four years as the top assistant, helping lead the Mules to Centennial Conference championships in 1995 and 1998.
McClary came back to Muhlenberg after six years as head coach at Marymount University, where he compiled a 74-83 record, including winning records the last three seasons. In 2009, he was named Capital Athletic Conference coach of the year after leading the Saints to nine wins in their last 13 games and a run to the CAC championship game.
Prior to coaching at Marymount, McClary was the top assistant under Pete Strickland at Coastal Carolina University. Before that, McClary spent three seasons at Bishop O’Connell High School, helping Joe Wootten turn around a program from winning six games to winning 30, including a Virginia state title in his final season.
Perhaps the strongest influence upon McClary as a coach comes from working with Hall of Fame Coach Morgan Wootten of DeMatha High School. Spending the 1998-99 season on DeMatha’s bench as a varsity assistant, McClary helped coach a team that was ranked No. 1 in the nation and featured future NBA players Keith Bogans and Joe Forte. He has also spent more than 20 summers helping Wootten with his renowned summer camp, serving as league commissioner for 13 years.