Working full time, as a civil engineer, Scott learned to balance training and work, and rose through the mid-atlantic cycling ranks at a rapid pace. Today Scott is enjoying his tenth year racing the professional cycling ranks, racing for Optum Pro Cycling presented by Kelly Benefit Strategies.
Scott attributes a lot of his success in bike racing to his previous career as a collegiate swimmer at West Virginia University. "Swimming in a division 1 college program gave me the aerobic engine needed to succeed at a pro level and it taught me the importance of discipline in training to have success at a high level." After college Scott's early success in cycling caught the eye of Brian Walton who brought him onto his team in 2002 and 2003. Racing for and being coached by Walton enabled Scott to move onto the next level in cycling, turning pro in 2004.
Racing has taken Scott to every continent in the world. Some brief highlights include winning the 2009 Tour de Beauce in Quebec Canada and the 2009 Vuelta Cyclista del Uruguay. Winning the 2009 USPRO time trial championship and participating on the 2012 World Team Trial Championships are also highlights. He uses his wealth of experience in training and success racing to shape his coaching philosophy.