Scott hired as men's coach at SUNY-Maritime
Maritime athletic director Heather MacCulloch is pleased to announce the hiring of Jake Scott as the new men's basketball coach for the Privateers for the upcoming 2012-13 season. Scott will also serve as the head coach for the men's and women's cross country teams.
He replaces Dick Hack, who coached the Privateers to a 10-40 record (.200) in two seasons. Hack, who was also the school's athletic director, had replaced Jody King, who went 47-35 in three seasons.
"I am excited to welcome Jake Scott to Maritime College
Athletics and the Privateer family," commented MacCulloch. "He
brings a wealth of enthusiasm and motivation and is highly
committed to moving our program forward. I am confident he will be
a great asset to us and will achieve success here at Maritime
Scott comes to Maritime after spending the last three seasons as an assistant basketball coach at Rochester Tech.
At RIT, Scott was responsible for planning team practices and also implemented a new off-season training program for the student-athletes. He also helped the basketball program by scouting and recruiting student-athletes. Scott has coached four all-Liberty League players: Justin Heisig, Scott Young, Anthony Terry and Brendan Harder.
After earning his bachelor's degree in sport studies from St. John Fisher in 2005, Scott became a graduate assistant coach at Division I Virginia Commonwealth, under current Duke assistant coach Jeff Capel. Scott developed scouting reports and helped in the recruiting aspect. In 2006, Scott earned his master's degree from VCU in sport leadership.
Later in 2006, Scott became the junior varsity head coach at Atlee High School in Mechanicsville, Va. The following season, he earned the head varsity basketball coaching and athletic director positions at nearby Amelia Academy. He coached the squad to an 18-10 record and a second-place finish in the Virginia Commonwealth Conference and earned a quarterfinal appearance in the VISAA State Playoffs.
"I am truly honored to have this opportunity to coach at SUNY Maritime," said Scott. "I want to thank Ms. MacCulloch and Admiral Carpenter for giving me the chance to lead these two great programs. Maritime is a special place with a great faculty and staff and a student body full of impressive young adults. I look forward to developing a basketball program with a strong defensive focus combined with detailed offensive execution. The opportunity to coach the men's and women's cross country program also comes with great excitement."
An avid runner, Scott has also competed in numerous running events at the 10K, 15K and half marathon distance. He currently resides in Manhattan, N.Y.