Coach Lott was a three-sport high school athlete playing football, basketball, and football at Paradise High School (Chico, CA). As a football player, he played quarterback and free safety for his varsity team that went 9-2 his senior year. As a basketball player, he helped his team win the Northern Section title during his junior season and averaged 16.5 PPG in his senior year. As a baseball player, Coach Lott was a two-time All-League selection. He went on to play baseball at Santa Rosa Junior College where he was named 1st Team All-Conference his sophomore season. He led the conference in doubles and stolen bases. After his sophomore year he transferred to Sonoma State University to play baseball until an injury his junior year derailed his college career. Even though he was better at baseball, basketball was always his passion and that’s why he began a career in coaching basketball.
Coach Lott began his high school coaching career in 2006 as an assistant coach under Ruben Noles at Elsie Allen HS. During that time he helped lead the Lobos to two North Coast Section appearances. In 2011, Coach Lott was named the varsity head coach at Elsie Allen High School. During his six years he compiled 70 wins. He led his team to their first ever league basketball championship in 2015. During the 2014 and 2015 seasons, his teams have recorded school records in wins (2014: 18-10 & 2015: 22-7). Both teams qualified for the NCS playoffs as well. In 2014 Coach Lott was named Youth Sports Network Coach of the Year. In 2015 he was named Sonoma County League Coach of the Year along with being awarded Press Democrat Coach of the Year. In 2017, Coach Lott was named the varsity head coach at Santa Rosa High School. In 4 Full seasons (2020 Covid Year) as the Varsity Head Coach at Santa Rosa Coach Lott has led the Panthers to 3 consecutive NCS appearances while winning 56 games in that span.
In the spring of 2013, Coach Lott started coaching with NBBA. In the fall of 2014, he was promoted to Regional Director of Rohnert Park/Santa Rosa. As Director of Santa Rosa/Rohnert Park Coach Lott in 2015, he created our Future Stars K-8 League which has become one of our most attended programs in both regions for North Bay Basketball Academy. Coach Lott is also the founder of “In Tha Lab w/Coach Lott” training program. Coach Lott is currently the Regional Director of Sonoma County and has held that position since 2017. He has been integral in the major growth in Sonoma County since he took over.