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A lasting tribute to legendary coach and athletics director

A statue of Bob Scott now greets visitors at Homewood Field
Posted November 16, 2016

Bob Scott Tribute


Bob Scott coaching in 1955 Bob Scott coaching in 1955

Some knew him as "coach." For others, he was the "boss." But for those who knew him best, he was simply "Scotty."

Robert H. "Bob" Scott, A&S '52, who passed away in September, will live on in spirit — and in bronze — following a memorial service on Oct. 15 at Homewood Field. Hundreds of alumni and friends attended the event, during which Hopkins unveiled a statue of the beloved former lacrosse coach and athletics director.

"Bob Scott represented all that is good about coaching and athletics," said current men's lacrosse coach Dave Pietramala, A&S '90. Scott led the Blue Jays to seven national lacrosse championships, but his impact resonated beyond the field during his more than 45 years at Johns Hopkins as a student, athlete, coach, and administrator.

One cannot join the Johns Hopkins community without hearing from everyone you meet about the miracle that was Bob Scott, as an athlete, as a coach, as a teacher, as a son of this university, and most importantly, as a man," said Alanna Shanahan, the current Hopkins director of athletics.

Help Hopkins athletics further Scott's indelible legacy by making a gift to the Robert H. Scott Recognition Campaign (select: Robert H. Scott Recognition Campaign in the form) supporting Blue Jay coaches, teams, and student-athletes for decades to come.