Inducted in 2003
John Scott
Born on May 4, 1936 in Ellsworth, Maine
Education:
Ellsworth High School, 1954
University of Connecticut, 1955
Husson College, 1963

Scott was a three-year Ellsworth basketball starter and All-Tournament choice as a junior and senior for the state Class I Champions.

He was also named All-New England both years and was a member of the All-North team his senior year; comparable to what is now the McDonald's All-American team.

During the late 50's and early 60's, Scott played for the Marco Polo semi-pro team in Hartford, CT and for Jack's Five Club during a four-year stint as a Husson College hoopster. His team, the Braves, posted many victories over college teams in New England and Canada.

A Bangor Daily News poll in 1981 selected Scott as the State of Maine's leading player for a span of 40 years, 1940-1980.

As basketball coach at Ellsworth, 1964-68, he and the late Charles (Bud) McKenzie started a soccer program at Ellsworth that evolved into one of the state's premier programs.

After a two-year stint as basketball/baseball mentor at Georges Valley High School, he returned to Ellsworth as a boys-girls basketball coach and baseball mentor, developing a diamond program that resulted in eight Eastern Maine Championships and three state titles.

Jack resides in Trenton with his wife Nancy and has four children Michael, Richard, Jeffrey, and Timothy.

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