Before his retirement in 1981, Charley Scott served Pennsylvania athletics as a player, coach and administrator for nearly 50 years.


An All-American soccer player as an undergraduate, he coached 19 All-Americans in 25 seasons as head soccer coach (141 victories), and was a friend to every Pennsylvania athlete and coach during his tenure as coach and assistant Director of Athletics.  He received numerous honors from national soccer organizations, and was enshrined in the National Soccer Hall of Fame in 1993.  Scott received an Alumni Award of Merit in 1981, and the following inscription was on his plaque:

“Behind your uncommon record stands an uncommon man.  Anyone who has ever played for you or worked with you has not forgotten your efficiency and industry, your keen sense of responsibility, your willingness to take on the difficult task without recognition, your friendliness and sportsmanship, and your gentlemanly manner.  Few people have so much class; few people by their personal demeanor have brought so much distinction to themselves, their profession, and their University.”