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Students remember Coach Scott’s legacy
by Angela Spencer
December 05, 2012 04:56 PM | 3786 views | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend | print
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Students pray at the student-led memorial service for Coach Mike Scott Dec. 4. Junior Anna Mahr, center, helped organize the event.
Staff / Angela Spencer Students pray at the student-led memorial service for Coach Mike Scott Dec. 4. Junior Anna Mahr, center, helped organize the event.
“His impact on me has definitely been just how to live my life and how to care for people so much,” Milton High School junior Jack Anders said of the late Coach Mike Scott. “He literally just made me want to live like him when I’m older. The amount of care he put into whatever he did whether it was lifting weights or caring for his players, it was just awesome.”

Anders wasn’t the only Milton student who expressed the impact Coach Scott had on his life. On Dec. 4, several students gathered together for a time of remembrance, reflection and worship.

Anna Mahr helped organize the event, which coincided with a regular Tuesday night Bible study some of the students attend weekly.

“We felt it was appropriate to recognize Coach Scott,” she said. “This is just a special event we feel honored to get to offer.”

Students shared stories about Scott – who died Dec. 1 after a recent battle with pancreatic cancer – including stories of how he genuinely cared for his players and always knew when it was time to have fun, be stern or give out encouraging words.

“He cared a lot about us. He cared a lot about his students,” said senior Robert Baird. “And that’s the kind of man I think I want to be.”

Junior Cody Sant told the other students it is important to remember the late Eagle’s offensive line coach for the way he lived, not the way he died.

“I want to remember everything about him and how he lived and how he was an example for the whole team and the community at Milton,” he said.

Scott is survived by his wife Mary Jane and his two young children, Abby, 6 and Anthony, 2.

Mary Jane has been instrumental in keeping friends and fans informed on Facebook and has made an impact on the students as well.

“I was just blown away just the way she talked [on Facebook],” Mahr said. “I think we can all agree Mrs. Scott is a very strong woman and a strong woman in her faith.”

An online fundraiser at has raise more than $58,000, and organizers have indicated a $100,000 goal to support Scott’s wife and children after his passing.


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