Interim Head Coach (July 2014)
Scott was named interim head coach on July 1, 2014 after the retirement of former coach Alan Dils. Former Lobo athlete Ben Dunbar will serve as Scott’s assistant coach for the 2014-15 season.
Associate Head Coach (2012-2014)
Scott was named associate head coach at the start of the 2012-13 season. The Lobos did not have their strongest season during 2012-13 as they faced a lot of team injuries and lost a lot of upperclassmen from the previous year. The Lobos finished with a 14-13 overall record including a 5-4 Mountain West record. However, UNM earned a spot in the 2013 MW Championships final match where they lost to Boise State, 4-3. Scott and Dils coached five Lobos to winning conference records by the end of the season, but only three players finished with winning marks among Lobos who played more than five matches in dual play. The Lobos certainly turned things around during the 2013-14 season as Scott and Dils lead to the Lobos to a successful 20-8 record (the most wins since 2009). Additionally, every player finished with a winning singles record and five Lobos finished with 20 or more singles wins. The Lobos also defeated four opponents that went on to compete in the NCAA tournament. UNM lost their bid to the NCAA tournament after losing to Boise State in the MW championship match, 4-0.
Assistant Coach (2008-2012)
Scott joined the men’s tennis program as assistant coach in September 2008. He had a lot of success during his seasons as assistant coach. In the 2008-09 season, the Lobos defeated Texas Christian to claim the Mountain West Championship title and finished the season with a 20-6 record. UNM also made its first NCAA appearance since 2004, but fell in the first round. The Lobos finished the season with a national ranking of 45. Scott also coached Johnny Parkes in the 2008-09 season, who finished his career with a 97-42 singles record to become the all-time winningest Lobo. UNM finished the 2009-10 season with a losing record of 8-12 as they had a young squad that faced a tough schedule. The seven-man roster included six underclassmen. Additionally, fourteen of UNM’s eighteen opponents were ranked in the ITA top-75 rankings. The Lobos tied for third in the conference and fell in quarterfinals of the MW tournament. UNM rebounded from the previous losing season by posting a 15-10 record in the 2010-11 season. The Lobos fell in the semifinals of the MW tournament. Coach Scott and the Lobos gained a lot of momentum in the 2011-12 season. UNM finished with a 19-8 record and made it to the final match of MW tournament where the Lobos fell to Boise State in a tough match. UNM had two players compete in the NCAA tournament and had five players finish the season with 20+ win. Scott was named the 2012 ITA Mountain Region Assistant Coach of the Year and earned the ITA/Rafael Osuna Sportsmanship award.
From 2006-2008, Scott served as the associate head coach for the University of Oregon men's tennis program where he coached along side UO's Nils Schyllander.
Scott also spent time playing professional tennis, and was a two-time singles champion (2005 & 2006) at the Denver City Open and the Boulder Open (2005 & 2006). He earned his first ATP world ranking in February of 2004, competing in only his second professional tennis tournament winning four straight matches in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
Before beginning his professional tennis career, Scott spent time as a graduate assistant at UNM, during the 2003-04 season, helping guide the squad to the 2004 Mountain West Conference championship.
PLAYER CAREER AT UNM (1999-2003)
During his collegiate career, he helped build UNM into one of the most successful men's tennis programs in school history. He was part of three championship teams, including UNM's first-ever Mountain West Conference championship in 2000, in which he recorded the winning/final point against SDSU as a freshman. He was also part of the 2003 championship team. He garnered all-conference honors from 2001-03. He finished his career with the Lobos ranked fourth in singles with a 90-42 record and second all time with a 68 percent winning percentage for Lobos with a minimum of 100 sinlges matches played. As a senior in the fall of 2002, Scott was one of 32 collegiate players to qualify for the National Indoor Championships, and he won the Arthur Ashe Sportsmanship Award that same year.
In 2001, Scott was named the Colorado Collegiate Player of the Year and has twice been named the Colorado Tennis Association Player of the Year.
A native of Colorado Springs, Colo., and a graduate of Mitchell High School, Scott married the former Kaley Morris of Colorado Springs, in 2006. They have one daughter, Elle, born on January 1, 2011.
Scott graduated from UNM in 2003 with a B.A. in English.
Bart Scott is a Lobo for life...