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Jerry Scott


Inducted 2020

Scott had a 28-year career as an NCAA Division I basketball official, refereeing 11 years in the Pac-10 Conference, 27 years in the Big West Conference, 14 years in the West Coast Conference and five years in the WAC. He also worked the NAIA Division I championships, the NCAA Division II West Regionals and pre- and post-NIT Tournament games.

Scott began his officiating career when he was a junior at Wasco High, working a junior high game. He began officiating at the high school level in 1975 while he was a student at CSUB. He was a high school referee from 1975-83, he began officiating junior college basketball in 1979, he refereed at the NCAA Division I level from 1983-2011 and also refereed in the ProAm League in Los Angeles.

He was instructional chairman of the Kern County Basketball Officials Association from 1983-88 and has been the director of the Central California Officiating Basketball Camp since 1992.

As an athlete, Scott lettered in track and field at Cal State Bakersfield, he lettered in football and track at Porterville College and he competed in football, basketball and track at Wasco High, graduating in 1970.

He earned his Bachelor's degree at CSUB in physical education with a minor in English. He then earned a Master's degree in special education and got his teaching and administrative credentials, all at CSUB.

Scott had a lengthy career in education. He taught English and PE in the Bakersfield City School District from 1976-81, then moved to Wasco High where he was a resource specialist for special education, served as athletic director from 1988-93 and was also director of activities and testing from 1990-93. From 1993-2001, Scott was principal at Independence High School, the continuation high school and adult education school for the Wasco High School District. He then served as superintendent of the Lost Hills Union School District from 2001-2012.

Scott was the head track and field coach for boys and girls at Wasco High from 1984-93 and 1997, where his teams posted 122 wins in dual and triangular meets and he coached numerous league champions. He also coached the only state meet champion in Wasco High's history.

Scott was also an assistant coach in track, football and basketball for much of his career at Wasco when he wasn't a head coach. He was also a graduate assistant coach for CSUB's sprinters in 1977-78 and he served as a youth coach in Delano, Shafter and Wasco from 1973-76.