LADY STATESMEN COACHING STAFF
Scott Sparks graduated from Vincennes University where he earned an Associate in Arts in graphic design, and from the University of Evansville where he received Bachelor of Arts degrees in art and communications.
While attending Vincennes University, Sparks played under his dad, Hall of Fame Coach Dan Sparks. His team went 34-3, with a third-place finish in the '93 NJCAA National Tournament. Upon graduation, Sparks went on to the University of Evansville were he was a three-year starter and team captain. After graduating in 1996, he had a successful professional career in the NBA with the Sacramento Kings and Milwaukee Bucks before spending three years playing in Europe.
In 2000, Sparks began officiating college basketball and was a part-time assistant coach under his father at VU. In 2003 and 2004, he was selected to officiate the NJCAA National Tournament in Hutchison, KS. He had the honor of being selected as the head referee for the 2004 National Championship game. Sparks was the only player ever to play in the NJCAA Final Four and officiate the NJCAA Final Four.
In 2006, Scott began refereeing NCAA Division 1 basketball in the Missouri Valley Conference, Ohio Valley Conference, Sun Belt, Conference USA, and Southland Conference. Scott retired from officiating in 2012 to pursue coaching.
In July of 2012, Sparks was named as head coach of the Lincoln Trail Lady Statesmen basketball team. He has two sons, Daniel and Andrew.
Adam Rotar of Stevens Point, Wisc. joins Lincoln Trail College as an Assistant Women’s Basketball Coach.
Rotar has extensive experience in the game of basketball. Most recently, he was the head coach of the Toledo Elite AAU basketball team and also served as a national evaluator for Blue Star Basketball. Rotar was the head women’s basketball coach at Rainy River Community College and served as an assistant women’s coach at Lourdes University, Colorado College and Cal Poly Panoma. He served as a video coordinator for the men’s basketball team at the University of Missouri.
Rotar grew up around basketball. His father coached boys and girls basketball for 37 years. “I’ve been a student of the game since I was able to pick up a basketball,” says Rotar.
He is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, where he earned a degree in Organizational Communications. Rotar earned a Master of Science in Exercise and Sport Science with an emphasis in Sport Administration from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse.
As the assistant at LTC, Rotar will assist in all aspects of the women’s program and will be in charge of player development and recruiting coordinator.