Now retired, Scott is a writer and teacher. His latest book, Things to be Survived: Tales of Resolution and Resurrection is a collection of thematically-connected stories about characters that faced typical and atypical tragedies but somehow find what goodness exists in the most unlikely of places. His previous book, Racing the Sunset, a journey through athlete retirement and the larger issues of life transition and change, is the result of one of the most thorough research projects ever attempted on retiring athletes.
Scott taught English and "Sport and Society" at San Diego State University, and currently teaches "Sports, Games, and Culture" at California State University San Marcos. This 7th generation Southern Californian currently (2007) resides in Del Mar, California with his wife and two children.
Scott ran track and cross country at St. Paul High School in Santa Fe Springs, CA