As many will recall, Don Scott is a familiar face on both the basketball and football field here in Beeville. He started his coaching and teaching career at Thomas Jefferson Junior High School in August 1957, after graduating from Abilene Christian College. His first year, he taught general science and coached ninth-grade basketball and football. The following year he was promoted to head basketball coach at A.C. Jones High School. He was also junior varsity football coach and biology teacher. For two years, he was the varsity backfield coach.
Coach Scott was in Beeville for nine years, after which he moved to Churchill High School in San Antonio and was the general assistant coach and head of the PE Department.
In the fall of 1967, he was hired as head basketball coach and freshman, junior varsity football coach at Randolph Air Force Base High School in San Antonio, where he also taught biology and driver education.
His many awards include a Distinguished Service Award from the Greater Randolph Area Kiwanis Club as Randolph’s Outstanding Teacher, and he was selected by his peers as Basketball Coach of the Year in 1990. He received his master of arts in educational management from UTSA.
In 1990, he took early retirement and is currently living on a ranch in Hill Country.
He has published two books, “The Grandfather Stories” in 2009 and “A Basketball Coach in a Football State” in 2010, which he will be signing next Saturday.