Men's Basketball Player
Inducted in 2001
Scott Pace was a standout basketball player for Utah Valley State College in 1979-80 and 1980-81. He is one of only four players to ever lead the Wolverines in both scoring and assists in the same season, as he averaged 17.9 points and 5.3 assists in 1980-81. Pace also led the Wolverines in assists in 1979-80, averaging 6.6 per game. That is the fourth-best assist average in UVSC history. Pace is second all-time in the UVSC record book in total assists, with 315 dishes in his two years of play.
Pace was named first-team All-Conference his sophomore year, and second-team All-Region. The Wolverines went 19-10 his freshman year, which at that time was the best record ever for UVSC. They were 16-12 his sophomore season. After leaving UVSC, Pace signed with Northern Arizona, and later played with Southern Utah University. He earned his bachelor's degree in psychology from Southern Utah, then went on to get a master's in professional leadership from Brigham Young University. Pace returned to UVSC in 1986 to serve as an assistant basketball coach to then head coach Duke Reid. During Pace's eight-year tenure as an assistant, the Wolverines won 175 games, averaging nearly 22 wins per year. In 1988-89 the Wolverines posted their best mark ever at 29-5.
After leaving UVSC in 1994, Pace went into the real estate business. He has been one of the top Realtors in the valley with Wardley GMAC. He recently qualified for his broker's license, and was named the Sales Executive of the Month for November. Pace also has a ranch in Delta, Utah, where he raises purebred Texas Longhorn cattle.
Pace is originally from Delta. He played football and basketball at Delta High, earning All-Region and All-State honors. Pace and his wife Megan, live in Saratoga Springs, Utah. Pace has four children: Trevor, Shalese, Shianne, and Shaylee Jo.