Steve Scott, 61, retiring as track coach after 19-year Cal State run

We used to call Steve “American Mile Record Holder for Life.”

Steve Scott made a brief attempt at running the first sub-4 mile outdoors as an M40 in the mid-1990s, but testicular cancer derailed that goal. He ended up helping hundreds of male and female athletes achieve their goals as founding coach of the track and cross country programs at Cal State San Marcos north of San Diego. On Tuesday, he announced his plans to retire to cool-during-summer Pacific Grove after this season. See my report for Times of San Diego. I’ve reached out to him, hoping to learn his plans for retirement. Maybe shoot for the M60 world record in speed golf? (He created the sport.) In any case, vaya con Dios, Coach.

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April 19, 2018

2 Responses

  1. tlegan - April 19, 2018

    Best wishes to my idol from the 80s

  2. Susie - April 20, 2018

    Nice article. Thanks for the memories, Steve. You had many, many great races.

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