Scott has trained and coached with world class coaches and swimmers throughout four decades of competitive swimming. During high school, he swam under Olympic coach Dick Shoulberg at Germantown Academy Aquatic Club (GAAC) and was a PIAA all-state swimmer for Abington High School. He attended Yale University, where he swam for Olympic coach Frank Keefe and was an Eastern Conference finalist in the 500 free and 200 fly, as well as the season-high point scorer for Yale in his senior year.
Upon graduation in 1984, Scott joined Shoulberg as an assistant coach for the GAAC Junior National team. Later, he moved to Atlanta where he began coaching with the Dynamo program under Olympic coach Dave Marsh and age group coach Kathy Walsh. In 1986, Scott formed his own team, the Cobb Flyers, in Marietta, GA. Scott returned to the Philadelphia area to work with Dick Shoulberg, coaching a satellite program for age group swimmers and triathletes in 1988. He retired from coaching in 1990 to pursue a career in business and raise his family.
Over the past 30 years, Scott has held sales and marketing leadership roles with companies in manufacturing and services, with a special emphasis on finding and developing talent. Scott has competed in USS Masters and triathlons for the last dozen years and continues to train in the pool weekly. He lives in Phoenixville with his family.