John Scott Named New Men's Soccer Coach

March 17, 2010

Hartwick College announced this week that John Scott has been named head men’s soccer coach. He comes to Hartwick from Binghamton University, where he has spent nine seasons as the school’s top soccer assistant. A native of Banff, Scotland, Scott is a former Hartwick player and becomes just the seventh head coach in the College’s 54-year history of the men’s soccer program.

"We are pleased to welcome John as our next head coach for men's soccer," Director of Athletics Debbie Warren said. "John is an excellent tactician, a proven recruiter, and a person of strong character and commitment. Hartwick is indeed lucky to welcome John to this role. We are excited about our future and 'Wick soccer."

At Binghamton, Scott assisted in the management and development of all phases of the Bearcats' program, including recruiting, training, match preparation, team academics, and alumni and community relations. During his stay at BU, he was a key factor in the team's Division I success. After their first two years at the Division I level, the Bearcats have since gone 69-37-29 in the past seven years with two appearances in the NCAA Tournament, two America East Conference titles, and six trips to the America East Tournament finals.

As a Hartwick player, Scott donned the blue and white in 1996, starting all 18 games. He finished the campaign ranked second in assists and tied for fourth in scoring, with a goal and five helpers. After his freshman season, Scott returned to his native Scotland to compete on the semi-professional level for Fraserburgh FC and Buckie Thistle FC from 1997 to 2000. He earned a bachelor's degree in 2000 from the University of Abertay in Dundee, Scotland, in the field of sports coaching.

"Hartwick men's soccer is known for its glittering tradition and for having a rich history and I feel very privileged to be named the next head coach," Scott said. "Looking back, there are many coaches who have succeeded in leaving their stamp at Hartwick. I fully intend to work tirelessly and passionately so more success can be delivered to our extensive soccer family. I can't thank Athletic Director Debbie Warren enough for providing me with this opportunity and I can't wait to get started."

Scott began his coaching career at Plattsburgh State in 2000, serving as the assistant women's coach before accepting the assistant position at Binghamton in the fall of 2001. He holds coaching certifications from the Scottish Football Association as well as National Soccer Coaches Association of America National, Advanced National, and Premier Diplomas. Scott also assists in the direction of B.C. United Fusion, a Premier Youth Soccer Club in Endicott, NY.

Scott takes over a Hartwick men's soccer team that finished the 2009 season 10-4-4 overall, second in the Mid-American Conference regular season standings, and runner-up in the MAC Tournament. He replaces former head coach Ian McIntyre, who recently accepted a position at Syracuse University.

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Hartwick College is a private liberal arts and sciences college of 1,480 students, located in Oneonta, NY, in the northern foothills of the Catskill Mountains. Hartwick’s expansive curriculum emphasizes a uniquely experiential approach to the liberal arts. Through personalized teaching, collaborative research, a unique January Term, a wide range of internships, and limitless study-abroad opportunities, Hartwick ensures that students are prepared for the world ahead. Strong financial aid and scholarship programs keep a Hartwick education affordable.

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