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Scott Nasby made quite a debut as Drury's head baseball coach in 2013.
The long-time assistant to head coach Mark Stratton was elevated to an "interim head coach" label in January of 2013 after medical issues forced Stratton - the only coach for the Panthers since the D-II program was inaugurated in 2007 - to the sidelines.
Nasby operated under that interim tag until it was removed on April 29, 2013 by DU president Todd Parnell during pregame ceremonies prior to the Panthers' doubleheader that day with Rockhurst at Meador Park, a move the administration felt was more than justified by the strong effort from Nasby's Panthers last spring.
Drury finished his first campaign with a 39-17 overall mark, setting a program record for victories in a season, and earned its second trip to the NCAA-II post-season tournament (and first since 2007). The Panthers hosted the NCAA-II Midwest Regional at Meador Park, where they dropped back-to-back games to Lewis and Ashland to see their season come to an end.
That came a week after the Panthers made a strong surge into the championship game of the Great Lakes Valley Conference post-season tournament in Evansville, Ind., falling 2-1 to Bellarmine in a nail-biter of a title game. It was Drury's fourth consecutive trip to the GLVC tourney, fifth time in seven years as a league member and first time to reach the finals since winning the title in 2007 as the No. 8 seed.
Nasby's Panthers qualified for the GLVC tourney by earning their first GLVC West regular season title with a 25-9 league mark, the top overall record for conference teams in league play.
Nasby's first DU squad also featured the first three players in the program's history to earn All-America honors, as senior outfielder Matt Borgschulte, junior outfielder Nick Thimesch and redshirt freshman designated hitter Payton Reed all received some form of A-A recognition in 2013.
Nasby had been alongside Stratton for the duration since the program's inception in 2007 as assistant coach/first base coach, and also handled the head coaching reins of the DU junior varsity squad for the past five seasons.
A 2005 graduate of Missouri State University, where he obtained his degree in Marketing, Nasby played four seasons of baseball for the Bears. He started at every infield position (excluding pitcher), and drew the starting assignment at first base for the Bears during their remarkable run into the 2003 College World Series in Omaha, Neb.
Nasby is a graduate of Springfield’s Glendale High School, where he played three seasons for Stratton. Nasby also picked up experience by coaching in Italy’s professional leagues.
Nasby and wife Andrea welcomed their first child, son Cole, to the world this past April.