Over the last 7 years, Scott has moved from being a competitor at the 2006 Commonwealth Games in Melbourne to his current position at the National Performance Coach for Welsh Athletics. During this time, Scott has juggled the many demands of international competition, professional development, performance coaching and studying for his PhD.
Following the 2010 Commonwealth Games, where Scott held the position as Jumps Coach for Team Wales, he took up the combined position of Development coach for UKA and National Coach Mentor for England Athletics. This was before returning to Wales in his current role in September 2012.
In 2001 Scott was UK Under 23 Champion and Captain of the Great Britain Under 23 Team. In 2002 his UK senior ranking was 2nd. In 2004 he placed 2nd at the UK Olympic trials and in 2006 placed 6th in the pole vault final at the Melbourne Commonwealth Games. In 2007 he represented the GB Senior Team.
Scott is the Welsh National Indoor Pole Vault record holder at 5.42m. During this period Scott learned his trade under the tutelage of the following coaches; Tim Snowdon 1993-2003, David Lease 2003-2006, Gareth Lease 2006-2007, Steve Rippon 2007-2008.
In 2003 Scott gained a BSc. 1st Class Honours Degree in Sport and Exercise Science at the University of Wales Institute Cardiff. He is currently working on his PhD in the Biomechanics of Triple Jumping. Scott has had a number of articles published in the Journal of the Proceedings of the 25th International Symposium on Biomechanics in Sports 2007 (Department of Sport, Brazil ). In 2009 the Journal of Sport Sciences published an article of his on “Movement Co-ordination in Triple Jump Training Drills “
Employment and Coaching
Scott was Director of Athletics at UWIC from 2008 -2010. During this period he was also the Welsh Athletics National Event Group Lead for Jumps. In 2010 he assumed the combined role of National Coach Mentor (Pole Vault) for England Athletics and UKA National Development Coach (jumps). He is now the Welsh Athletics, National Performance Coach.
Scott is a UKA level 4 Performance coach. In 2009 he was Great Britain Pole Vault coach at the European Under 23 Championships in Lithuania and in the same year attended the Berlin World Championships as part of the IAAF World Class Coaches Club. At the 2010 Commonwealth Games he was the Welsh Athletics Jumps coach and in 2011 was the Jumps Coach for the Great Britain team at the World Univeristy Games. He also attended the Daegu World Championships in 2011 and the London Olympic Games in 2012 as personal coach to Kate Dennison.
By Gwyn Williams
Athletes Currently Coached
Sally Peake (2008-present)
PB: Beginner to 4.42m
Commonwealth Games 2010; World University Games 2011; European Championships 2012
Bryony Raine (2005-present)
PB: 3.20 to 4.16m
Commonwealth Games 2010; UK Championship Bronze Meadllist 2009 & 2011
Paul Walker (2010-present)
Nick Cruchley (2010-2012)
PB: 5.21m to 5.42m
UK Championship Silver Medallist 2011; UK U23 Champion
Athletes Currently Supported
Steve Lewis (2012-present)
Lead Coach: Dan Pfaff
Holly Bleasdale (2012-present)
Lead Coach: Dan Pfaff
Kirsty Maguire (2009-2010)
Lead Coach: Kevin Maguire
Athletes Previously Coached
Kate Dennison (2010-2012)
PB: 4.60m to 4.61m
World Championships 2011; Olympic Games 2012
Louise Butterworth (2004-2007)
PB: Beginner to 4.15m
European U23 Championships 2007
Emma Lyons (2005-2010)
PB: 3.35m to 4.31m
European U23 Championships 2007 & 2009; Commonwealth Games 2010
Jessica Abraham (2008-2011)
PB: 3.70m to 4.02m