Scott was an All-American midfielder on the 1952 Johns Hopkins and also played on the 1950 National Champion team. Scott coached future Hopkins head coach Henry Ciccarone and Willie Scroggs (Hopkins ass't, head coach at UNC). Scott was the coach for Hopkins in one of the classic NCAA lacrosse finals in 1973, where the Blue Jays held Hall of Fame midfielder Frank Urso in check, eventually losing 10 to 9 in two overtimes.
In 1976, Scott wrote the first edition of Lacrosse: Technique and Tradition, considered the ultimate guide to of college lacrosse. He was inducted into the National Lacrosse Hall of Fame in 1977. He served as athletic director for Hopkins from 1974 to 1995.