Scott Named Interim Assistant Coach

Aug. 29, 2012

IOWA CITY, Iowa – University of Iowa director of track and field Larry Wieczorek announced today that Mike Scott will serve as an interim assistant coach for the 2012-13 season. Scott will assist with the pole vault, high jump and multi-events. He joins the staff in an interim capacity after serving last season as the team’s volunteer assistant coach.

“Mike is a young but experienced coach who has proven over the last year that he is committed to the future success of our track and field program,” said Wieczorek. “He shares our mission and has the ambition and work ethic necessary to compete in one of the nation’s premier conferences. He will be a great representative of our team and the University of Iowa.”

Scott’s collegiate coaching experience includes stops at Ohio Northern University, where he helped the Polar Bears capture four Ohio Athletic Conference Championships from 2010-11. He was also a graduate assistant at Central Missouri from 2006-08, where he helped the Mules and Jennies combine for five Mid-American Intercollegiate Athletic Association titles.

“I am thrilled to represent the Hawkeye track and field program,” said Scott. “I am excited to be a part of a great team, institution, and community, as well as the Big Ten Conference, which is one of the most well-respected conferences in the nation. I am committed to working diligently in order to foster achievement, excellence, and integrity — all qualities that make this team victorious — both on the field and in the classroom. I take this appointment seriously, as the success of this program is my priority.”

Scott was a sprinter at the University of Missouri before completing his undergraduate degree in 1998. He then coached high school track in Missouri from 2000-06 before eventually returning to his alma mater to finish his PhD course work in 2009. Scott earned his first USATF certification in 2001, and recently earned his USTFCCCA Academy certification in jumps and combined events.

He is originally from Festus, Mo., and currently resides in Coralville, Iowa.