Friday, September 9, 2016

Missouri-St. Louis Hires Amanda Scott as Head Coach

The University of Missouri-St. Louis has named Amanda Scott as the program's new softball coach, the school announced earlier this week.

Scott spent the last five years at Roosevelt University, where she built the program from the ground up and spent four seasons at the helm of the squad on the field. During her tenure at Roosevelt, Scott led the Lakers to fifty-eight victories. Former Team USA standout Lauren Lappin served as an assistant coach under Scott.

Prior to being hired at Roosevelt, Scott's resume includes stints as an assistant coach at Michigan State and Iowa, as well as professional club New York/New Jersey Juggernaut. Scott spent a single season as a color analyst for the Big Ten Network in the mid-2000s.

As a player, Scott posted a career 106-18 win-loss record in the circle for the Fresno State Bulldogs and was a part of the 1998 Women's College World Series-championship-winning squad. She four times earned all-American honors for her efforts, including statistics that ultimately included a 0.55 career ERA and a .303 career batting average with thirty-one home runs from the offensive side of the ball.

At UMSL, Scott replaces Brian Levin, who left the program earlier this summer after posting 249 victories and a .750 winning percentage in six seasons at the helm. The 2016 campaign saw the Tritons post a 53-9 record with a 26-4 mark in conference play in a season that ended in a surprisingly-early loss in their hosted regional. The Tritons finished the season ranked #6 overall, but must also replace all-time great pitcher Hannah Perryman in the circle.

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