July 22, 2014
University of Maryland director of athletics Kevin Anderson named Courtney Scott the new head coach for the Terrapins’ softball program.
Scott, a California-Berkeley graduate, returns to Maryland after serving as an assistant coach in 2009 and 2010. She comes with a stellar playing and coaching background, including being a member of coaching staffs that have made a combined seven NCAA Tournament appearances in the last eight seasons.
“I am incredibly excited about the vision and direction of the athletic department as it transitions into the Big Ten Conference,” Scott said. “The University of Maryland has tremendous resources academically, athletically and geographically and I look forward to leading the softball program into a new era.”
For the last four seasons, Scott played a vital role as an assistant coach at Louisville. Throughout her tenure, Louisville posted a 176-60 cumulative record, and made four NCAA Tournament appearances. The Cardinals also had four NFCA All-Americans and 29 all-conference honorees. During the 2013 season, Louisville finished No. 7 in the ESPN.com/USA Softball top 25 poll, and led the Big East with 47 total wins. In 2012, the Cardinals posted a program-best 55-5 record, and captured the Big East regular season and tournament championships.
Under Scott’s leadership as assistant coach in 2010, Maryland advanced to its first NCAA Tournament in more than 10 seasons.
Scott was an NFCA All-American catcher at California, serving as a captain and four-year starter. With the Golden Bears, the program made four Women’s College World Series appearances, including a national title in 2002 and runner-up finish in 2003.