About Coach Marino

Scott began playing basketball at the age of 10. He grew up in the City of Medford playing CYO Basketball for St. Joseph’s of Medford. During the summer months, he played park league basketball for Barry Park through Medford Recreation. Scott went on to play point guard for Matignon High School in Cambridge. During Scott’s senior season at Matignon, he helped his team win a Division 3 Massachusetts State Basketball Championship. After high school, he played 4 years at Suffolk University earning MVP honors during his senior season. Scott attributes his success as a player to 3 important characteristics;

1. The drive to constantly compete at high levels & avoid complacency
2. A strong support system from his parents
3. Good coaching

Scott began his coaching career at the age of 22. He first began coaching travel programs for St. Joseph’s of Medford. In his first year as Head Coach, his CYO team won the Massachusetts CYO State Championship. By the age of 23, he became the Head Freshman Coach at Pope John XXIII High School. The next season he became the Head Junior Varsity Basketball Coach. By the age of 25, Scott became a Head Boys Varsity Basketball Coach for Pope John XXIII High School in Everett, Massachusetts. Scott remained Head Coach for 4 seasons, earning tournament berths in 2 of the 4 seasons. During his 1st season, his squad made it to the Division IV North Finals. Scott then took some time off to help raise his family. Scott has traveled the AAU Basketball circuit for the past 7 years under 4 different AAU organizations. He was back coaching at the high school level in 2007 as an Associate Head Coach for the Belmont Hill School under John Carroll, former Boston Celtics Head Coach. Scott is currently coaching prep school varsity boys basketball at the Belmont Hill School in Belmont, Massachusetts. Scott attributes his success as a coach to 4 important characteristics;

1. The drive to constantly compete at high levels & avoid complacency
2. A strong support system from his family
3. He never assumes that he knows more than the next coach, he is constantly educating himself.
4. Strong Coaching Mentors such as Tony Marino, John Fusco, Steve Barrett, Mike Lahiff, Jim Nelson, Ken Peavey & John Carroll

Scott is a tireless worker whose passion is coaching basketball. Scott watches videos, attends coaching clinics and frequently chalk talks with high school & college coaches. Scott loves to teach the game of basketball and constantly states that the gymnasium in an extension of the classroom. He has been called an ‘intense’ coach throughout his coaching years by both players and opposing coaches. That is how his AAU organization ‘MIBC – Mass Intensity Basketball Club’ got its name.

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