Scott Named Assistant Track and Field Coach at Missouri State
Mike Scott
Mike Scott

Sep 5, 2013

SPRINGFIELD - Missouri State track and field head coach Ronald Boyce announced today that former Iowa assistant Mike Scott is the Bears new assistant coach.

Scott, who will oversee the field events for the Bears, comes to MSU after two seasons with the track and field and cross country programs at Iowa. He spent 2012 as the interim assistant coach in charge of the pole vault, high jump and combined events. Scott was also the Hawkeyes’ volunteer assistant coach in 2011. Under Scott's tutelage, Iowa’s Kyle Reid qualified for the 2012 NCAA championships in the pole vault and set school records in the heptathlon and decathlon.

“It’s nice to have Mike aboard,” said Boyce. “What we’re looking forward to is for him to take control of the field-event area, to share his knowledge and expertise and get the kids excited about performing and doing well again.”

Scott was also an assistant coach at Division III Ohio Northern from 2009-11, helping the Polar Bears’ track and field teams to four Ohio Athletic Conference indoor and outdoor championships from 2010-11. He was also a graduate assistant at Central Missouri from 2006-08, where he helped the Mules and Jennies to five Mid-American Intercollegiate Athletic Association titles.

“I’m originally from Missouri, so getting back here is a great thing for me,” said Scott. “The opportunity here is great. This is a program that’s on the rise. It’s a good, solid community and the campus is great. I’m looking forward to working with our student-athletes.”  

A native of Festus, Mo., Scott was a sprinter at Missouri and graduated in 1998 with a degree in animal science before coaching high school track and field at County High School Southern Boone from 2000-02 and Rock Bridge High School from 2002-06. He also earned an undergraduate degree in education from Columbia College (2005) and masters degrees from Central Missouri (2008) and Missouri (2006).




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