Randy Embry begins his 11th year with the Miami HEAT as a regional scout. His duties include evaluating prospective players who are competing in other professional sports leagues, colleges and AAU tournaments in the eastern and southern region of the United States.
Prior to joining the HEAT in 1999, Embry was the head basketball coach and teacher at Owensboro High School in Owensboro, KY. While leading Owensboro from 1980-99, Embrys teams won 445 games and three times played in the Final Four of the Kentucky State Basketball Tournament. Before coaching at Owensboro, he coached baseball at Daviess County High School from 1967-80 and led his team to a Kentucky State Championship in 1971.
Prior to his coaching career, Embry played four seasons of college basketball and baseball at the University of Kentucky (1961-65). On the basketball court, he played under the tutelage of legendary coach Adolph Rupp and was a teammate of HEAT President Pat Riley. He was named captain of the team during his senior year and All-SEC on the baseball field.
A native of Kentucky, Embry was named Mr. Basketball in the state following his senior year of high school. He and his wife, Luann, have three children, Chad, Brad and Deedee, seven grandchildren and reside in Owensboro, KY.