Personal: Coach Scott has been married eight years to his wife Connie. They have two children: C.J., 10, and Corinne, 4.
Overview: Longtime Coach Jim Prince left a huge footprint on the football program at Ocean Lakes High School. Chris Scott was an assistant under Prince for 5 years. Chris Scott has 24 victories and two playoff appearances in three seasons as the Ocean Lakes High School football coach. Scott enjoys winning, but he said nothing compares to the feeling he gets when one of his players – surrounded by proud family – signs for a football scholarship. “It’s great to see that all of their sweat and tears have paid off,” Scott said. In the three years before Scott moved from assistant to head coach, Ocean Lakes had its share of college talent, but only a handful of players, including Marcus Davis and Randall Dunn (both Virginia Tech) headed to a Football Bowl Subdivision (formerly I-A) team. After the 2011 National Signing Day – Scott will have sent 15 Ocean Lakes players to college. Five of them have signed with FBS schools. On (signing) day, you know they have a chance to add more chapters in their book,” Scott said. “And as long as their book is not closed, they can still keep writing chapters to their book. And you’re just so happy for them because it’s a life-changing event.” Scott, 30, works year-round to get his players noticed, fielding phone calls and text messages and sending out DVDs. He also stays in contact with his players’ guidance counselors, helps enroll players in SAT prep classes and often is there for home visits and recruiting trips. Scott works tirelessly for his players because he remembers his dream of playing college football. A defensive back, he was recruited and played at Towson . He left after a year to attend Hampden-Sydney, where he became a three-time All-American defensive back. “I was part of the recruiting process,” Scott said. “I knew I wanted a chance to play Division I ball, but I was knocking on other people’s doors more than people were knocking on my door.” Scott had friends who were drawing interest from Alabama, Virginia Tech and Virginia, and he went on recruiting visits with them. That enabled him to learn the ins and outs of the recruiting process. “I know some coaches will say that it’s not their job to get their players into college,” he said. “But I feel that as long as you’re doing for the kids, the kids will play their heart out for you.”