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Coach Scott: A man most definitely gone too soon

By Brady Greco, contributing writer

Brady Greco

Dedication. Love. Success. This is what Coach Steve Scott brought to the Saegertown girls basketball team game-in and game-out. Coach Scott was known throughout the community and always supported our sports teams at the high school. As a basketball player and student at Saegertown, I will never forget Coach Scott. He is the definition of a person gone too soon.

Coach Steve Scott tragically died due to COVID-19 complications on Friday, Dec. 18. He was 63 years old. Sadness and shock were felt throughout the entire basketball team and community. 

Coach Scott has had success not only coaching but also as a player. He finished as a coach with a 608-264 record, and as a player at Saegertown High School, Scott scored 722 points in his career. Scott also holds the Saegertown record for most points scored in a single game with 49. This scoring mark has never been broken. 

Junior Averie Braymer, who has played for Scott since she was in seventh grade, remembers his sense of humor:  “I will never forget his sarcastic jokes. He always made me laugh. He was just an awesome coach.”

Braymer also summed up the part Scott played in so many players’ lives.  “Coach Scott was a role model to me and a good mentor. He will always mean a lot to me.” According to Braymer, one memory that no girls basketball player will forget is the gathering in a circle after games. “He always talked to us in a circle,” Braymer said. “It was something that you learned from and you could improve on for next time.”

For me, as a member of the boys basketball team, it will be an amazing experience to play in the “Steve Scott Gymnasium.” Coach Scott will live in my heart and the hearts of everyone in the community forever. Live on Coach Scott; you will never be replaced.

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Journalism Adviser, Saegertown Jr. Sr. High School

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