SPEARFISH, SD…John Scott, head football coach at Black Hills State University, has announced his resignation.
Since joining the Yellow Jacket football program six years ago, Scott has amassed an impressive 37-24 record. Scott has accepted a position with Universal Athletics as a school and team representative for western South Dakota.
“I am very proud to have been associated with the players and what we have accomplished in the past six seasons with Yellow Jacket football,” said Scott.
Jhett Albers, athletic director at BHSU, praised Scott for his accomplishments at BHSU. "Coach John Scott has done a tremendous job in building a successful football program at Black Hills State University,” Albers says. “We wish him the best of luck in his future endeavors.” Albers noted that BHSU will begin the process to fill the position immediately.
Scott’s tenure as coach will be remembered as one of the most successful football campaigns in nearly 30 years for the Yellow Jackets including two consecutive NAIA Playoff appearances and national rankings. Scott, who just finished his 28th year of coaching and 19th as a head coach, also has an impressive record has a high school coach. Before joining the BHSU staff, Scott coached at Silver Creek High School in Longmont, Colo., and at Campbell County High School in Gillette, Wyo., where he developed the Camels into a consistent state contender. Originally from Kemmerer, Wyo., Scott earned High School Coach of the Year honors in Wyoming in 1993, 1994, 1998 and 2000 and served as the Wyoming Shrine Bowl All-Star Head Football Coach in 1995 and 2000. Scott also earned a collegiate coaching award in 2007 when he was named Dakota Athletic Conference Coach of the Year.
Scott played football for Sioux Falls College (1977-1981) earning All SDIC honors as a tight end and a degree in Health and Physical Education in 1982. He completed his Master’s of Science degree in Physical Education/Athletic Administration with a minor in Counseling from the University of North Dakota in 1988.