Scotty Thurman returned to the Razorbacks, as Director of Student-Athlete Development for the 2010-11 season, after having a successful and professional business career, to assist the student-athletes associated with the men’s basketball program with their growth as individuals off the court. He is responsible for coordinating and developing programs that enhance personal and career development, along with participating in various community service efforts.
Along with his duties as a mentor to Arkansas’ student-athletes, Thurman is also charged with bridging the gap between Arkansas’ current and former players. Those results are noticed, as Razorback greats like Ronnie Brewer, Joe Johnson, Lee Mayberry, and Todd Day, as well as, others have already heard the call of one of their own. Thurman assists with academics and he is a member of the Razorback Foundation’s External Operations Team, as well as, the Athletic Director’s Diversity Council.
As a player for the Razorbacks, Thurman was with the program for three years before beginning his professional career. He was an All-American as a junior and still ranks 10th on Arkansas’ all-time scoring list with 1,650 points. He continues to hold Arkansas’ single season record for three-point baskets in a season with 102 and ranks second on the career three-point chart with 267. His signature moment, however, came in the finals of the 1994 NCAA Tournament when his three-point basket as time ticked down secured Arkansas a national championship against the Duke Blue Devils.
Following his first stint with the Razorbacks, Thurman played 11 seasons of professional basketball overseas in Lebanon, Greece, Cyprus and Italy. His successful pro career came to a close after the 2006 season and Little Rock, Arkansas became his permanent home. There, he worked in the real estate field and eventually began working for Episcopal Collegiate School as Director of Community Relations, as well as, being a teacher and coach.
Thurman received a bachelor’s degree from Philander Smith College in 2003 and his Masters in Secondary Education from UALR in 2012. He and his wife Regina have two children, Scotty Jr., and Romani. Scotty Jr. is a redshirt junior at Arkansas and a walk-on receiver for the Razorback football team while Romani is a rising 5th grader at McNair Elementary. In 2014-2015, Thurman began teaching at the University of Arkansas in the African and African American Studies Department, as an adjunct professor. Also, Thurman served as the color analyst for Razorback Basketball games.
Hubert Loudermilk graduated from the University of Arkansas Fayetteville with a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice and Sociology in the fall of 2000. He began his professional career with Cox Communication as a Sales Manager from 2002-2004. In 2004 he continued his career at Walmart Stores Inc. where he has advanced his career at over the past 12 years. He is currently a Senior Manager in operation responsible for Training and Opening of new Walmart fuel stations.
Hubert was a Letterman in Football and Track while attending the U of A. He was a part of Three Bowl games appearances, completing his career at the U of A with a victory over Texas in the Cotton Bowl, 2 SEC West Championships and an appearance in the SEC Championship game with the U of A Football team. He also played a part in 5 Indoor and Outdoor SEC Championships and 3 National Championships with the U of A Track team while becoming a 2 time all SEC All America.
He is a member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Inc., a Board member of the Kendrick Fincher Hydration Foundations and member of the Boys and Girls Club of Benton County. He is the proud father of one son Jadyn.