The spring of 2014 will be a new chapter for the Mesabi Range College softball program. Athletic director Brad Scott will assume control of all softball operations. Coach Scott is very excited about this coaching opportunity. “I am very excited about the 2014 season, we have a ton of talent and hope to advance to the Region 13B final’s again, this group of girls are very excited to finish what they started last year.” Coach Scott was the baseball coach at Mesabi for the past twelve seasons.
In his fourteen seasons as mentor of the Norsemen, his teams have made 13 Consecutive Regional XIII Appearances, won Four MCCC Northern Division titles, and a MCCC State Championship in 2006. Under Scott’s tutelage, players have excelled at the Junior College level and beyond. A total of 18 players have been garnered with All-State honors, 7 with All-Region honors, 5 with All-Americans honors (Dane Allen 04, Mark Hamburger 06, and Tim Urban 09), and a Rawlings Gold Glove Award Winner (Kurtis McCallum 11). Coach Scott has had over 40 players play at four year institutions and a player (Mark Hamburger) make it all the way the MLB after their time at Mesabi Range. Hamburger signed a free agent contract after his season with the Norse.
Coach Scott has produced two All- Americans in his first two years as head softball coach. Vicky Fossland (2014) and Megan Priener (2015).
A native of Aurora, Minnesota, Scott played one season each at Itasca Community College and Mesabi Range before transferring to the University of Wisconsin-Superior where he was a two year starter at shortstop for the Yellowjackets. He was a two-time All-Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference 1st team. Scott graduated from UW-Superior in 2001 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Physical Fitness and Sports Management.
Upon completion of his collegiate playing days, Coach Scott played professional baseball in the Northern League for two different organizations – the Duluth-Superior Dukes and the Gary Rail Cats. After Scott’s playing career he joined the Dukes coaching staff as a bullpen coach in 2002. Brad was also the general manager and co-owner of the Iron Wood Bat Company.
In addition to his coaching duties, Coach Scott serves as the Director of Development. Brad resides in Gilbert with his wife, JoJo Scott, head women’s volleyball coach and Interim Athletic Director at MRCTC. They have 3 children Cal and Mayme (twins in 2nd grade) and Avery (30 months)
Scott’s Coaching Career at Mesabi Range