He died at age 91 in November 2009.
Scolinos totaled 1,198 victories. While coaching Cal Poly Pomona, he won NCAA Division II national championships in 1976, 1980 and 1983, along with six California Community College Athletic Association championships and was named Division II coach of the year three times.
He was inducted into the American Association of Collegiate Baseball Coaches Hall of Fame in 1974.
Scolinos was the pitching coach for the 1984 U.S. Olympic Baseball team which finished second behind Japan which defeated them 6–3 in the final game.
- "John Scolinos dies at 91; Cal Poly Pomona baseball coach". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved May 18, 2013.