Jack Scott

His name is Jack Scott, but you could just as easily call him "Great Scott" because of the greatness he has exhibited in men's masters division slowpitch softball.

Scott was born in 1934 in Seattle, and he cultivated a love for baseball at an early age. By the time he graduated from Ballard High School in 1952, he had twice earned all-city honors as a shortstop. He went on to play third base for two years at the University of Washington.

Jack made teaching and coaching his life trade, first in the Seattle School District and next at Pierce College. From 1959-68 he coached basketball at Garfield High School, and several years later he took the Pierce College men's basketball job, which he held from 1971-78. He even coached men's tennis at Pierce for approximately six seasons.

Raising eight sons took most of his "recreation" time and he did not play for many years until resuming softball in 1997 when he joined the Sea-Tac Giants in the 60+ ranks.

In 1999, Jack hooked up with the Emerald City Masters 65 team. This group of athletes age 65 years and older has put together an enviable portfolio, winning 18 national tournaments and at least 20 other tournaments. Along the way, Jack Scott truly has been "Great," earning several all-star awards.