Scott Black returns to the 2008 America East Coaching Staff of the Year for his third season, bringing a wealth of coaching and playing experience to the Terrier squad. During his tenure in Boston, Black spends most of his time as the recruiting coordinator, scouting and training the team, but also assists in all facets of the soccer program, including budgeting, academic advising, scheduling and fundraising.
The first two recruting classes that he brought to Nickerson Field were nationally ranked. During the 2009 campaign, the Terriers were one of seven teams to be ranked in the Soccer America Top-25 poll for the first seven weeks of the season and ranked 13th nationally.
Black debuted on the college coaching scene with Penn State in 2001. During his tenure, Penn State made the NCAA tournament four out of five years (including one Elite Eight and two Sweet Sixteen finishes) and won two Big Ten regular season championships and the Big Ten Tournament. Penn State ended the 2002 season ranked No. 8 and finished the 2005 season ranked No. 10 by the NSCAA.
In 2004, Black helped recruit the 2004 Big Ten Freshman of the Year. That season, two of Penn State recruits were named to the Soccer America Freshman All-America Team. During Black's time at Penn State, the recruiting classes were ranked No. 9 and No. 8 in the nation in 2001 and 2002, respectively, by CollegeSoccerNews. The 2002 class was ranked No. 6 nationally by Soccer America.
Following his tenure with the Nittany Lions, Black moved on to serve at Virginia Tech as the Associate Head Coach and recruiting coordinator for one season. During his time there, the team earned a NCAA appearance and an 11-8-1 record in the Atlantic Coast Conference, setting the stage for a final four appearance the following season.
Black, a native of Nottingham, England, moved to the United States to pursue a soccer scholarship at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay (UWGB) in 1996. During his four year playing career, he was all-conference selection for three seasons. Following his collegiate career, Black played two seasons with the USL D3 Pro-League Cape Cod Crusaders organization, serving as team captain and also as director of media & public relations for Mass Pro Soccer in Boston, Mass.
Black holds a bachelor's degree in communication and public relations from UWGB, a master's of education degree from Penn State University and Premiere, Advanced National and National Coaching Diplomas from the NSCAA.
He and his wife Kristin reside in Grafton, Mass., with their two-year-old son Logan and newborn son Gavin.
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