Robert H. Scott

Robert H. Scott (c.1930 – September 15, 2016) was a Hall of Fame lacrosse coach for the Johns Hopkins Blue Jays men's lacrosse team, serving from 1955 until 1974. He compiled a career record of 158 wins and 55 losses to go along with seven National Championships. He won the F. Morris Touchstone Award in being named the USILA National Coach of the Year in 1965, 1968 and 1972.

Robert H. Scott
Biographical details
Died (aged 86)
Towson, Maryland
Playing career
c. 1950–1952Johns Hopkins
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1955–1974Johns Hopkins
Head coaching record
Accomplishments and honors
1957, 1959, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1974 – NCAA Men's Lacrosse Championships
1965, 1968, 1972 USILA National Coach of the Year
1977, National Lacrosse Hall of Fame

Playing and coaching career

Scott was an All-American midfielder on the 1952 Johns Hopkins team and also played on the 1950 National Champion team. Scott coached future Hopkins head coach Henry Ciccarone and Willie Scroggs (Hopkins ass't, head coach at UNC). Scott was the coach for Hopkins in one of the classic NCAA lacrosse finals in 1973, where the Blue Jays held Hall of Fame midfielder Frank Urso in check, eventually losing 10 to 9 in two overtimes.

In 1976, Scott wrote the first edition of Lacrosse: Technique and Tradition, considered the ultimate guide to college lacrosse.[1] He was inducted into the National Lacrosse Hall of Fame in 1977. He served as athletic director for Hopkins from 1974 to 1995. He died from complications of Parkinson's disease on September 15, 2016 at the age of 86.[2][3]

Notable career accomplishments

  • Coached Hopkins to seven national titles.
  • Led Hopkins to a number 3 ranking and to the 1974 NCAA Championship his final season.
  • Scott ranks 15th all-time in Division I lacrosse coaching wins.

Coaching record at Johns Hopkins

YearWinsLossesPercentNCAA Tournament Results or USILA TitleNational Rank
1974122.857NCAA Title3
1973112.764NCAA Finals2
1972112.846NCAA Finals4
197091.900USILA Title--
196991.900USILA Title--
1968101.909USILA Title--
1967111.917USILA Title--
195982.800USILA Title--
1957801.000USILA Title--


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