|Title:||Assistant Baseball Coach|
Chase Scott, who was a high school All-American and standout in junior college and at Southern Miss, joined the Gulf Coast coach staff in August 2019.
He arrives at MGCCC after spending a season as an assistant coach at North Alabama. He had a graduate assistant stop at East Mississippi Community College and spent the 2017 as an assistant hitting coach at Gulfport High School, where the team went 26-3 and batted .305.
Scott played three infield positions in addition to left field during his time at USM, and he won Conference USA Hitter of the Week during a 21-game hitting streak during his junior season that saw him bat .337 with four home runs and 20 RBI. It was the eighth-longest streak in program history. He led the Golden Eagles with 14 doubles that season. He hit seven home runs and batted .240 as a senior.
At Chipola College, Scott batted .288 in 41 games as a sophomore, helping lead the team to a conference championship. He hit four home runs, two triples and 12 doubles and was named to the All-Conference team. He played only 23 games because of a hand injury as a freshman.
He played at Luella High School in Locust Grove, Ga., and earned Rawlings All-American Honorable Mention during the 2010 season, when he led the state in doubles. He batted .485 as a sophomore, .385 as a junior and .513 as a senior, setting school records for home runs (22) and doubles (32). He lettered four seasons in baseball and was an All-Region player during his three years on the football team.
Scott earned his associate’s degree at Chipola and a bachelor’s from USM in interdisciplinary studies with minors in sports management and child development.