Baseball (2005) Other (2005)
Marv Scott had a solid season for the 1946 Tacoma Tigers of the Western International League, hitting .283 with 23 doubles and 52 RBI in 109 games. His calling, however, was teaching and coaching, and it was as a baseball coach that he made his biggest mark on Tacoma.
Scott served as head coach at his alma mater, Stadium High School, from 1947-57, then moved to Wilson High School when it opened in 1958. He remained at Wilson until 1967 and claimed several league titles during his tenure. Scott then served as a New York Mets scout for 25 years and three times earned the organization’s Scout of the Year award. He received World Series rings for Mets victories in 1969 and 1986.
Scott also coached semi-pro baseball in the Tacoma area for many years, the highlight coming when Scott led the Woodworth Contractor’s team to within one run of the 1958 American Amateur Baseball Congress national crown.
In 2004, the Tacoma-Pierce County Baseball-Softball Oldtimers Association created the Marv Scott Coaches Award to be presented annually to top baseball coaches in the community. Scott was the first recipient of this award.