Former Evart state champion returns as a coach

Scott working with track and field teams

Santana Scott



Pioneer photo/John Raffel

EVART – Santana Scott is back at Evart, but this time, he’s doing some coaching.

Scott is a former state cross country champion in Division 4 and a top notch track and field athlete for the Wildcats. He ran three seasons for the University of Detroit, a Division I school, and is back at Evart as a teacher and coach.

At the Evart Elementary School he teaches science, technology and engineering.

“We’re building bridges, doing robots, things like that,” he said.

Scott started teaching in August. He was an assistant to cross country coach Kevin Mills and this spring is coaching Evat track along with his father Todd Scott.

He ran cross country and indoor and outdoor track at the University of Detroit until his senior year which he missed because of injuries.

“It was a lot of fun,” he said. “I learned a lot about coaching, which is nice so I can help my kids out.”

As for high school coaching “I like it a lot,” Scott said, adding he’s anticipating to continue coaching cross country and track and field next season.

The numbers are down in the program and Scott hopes to build them up for track.

“When I was here, we had huge numbers,” he said. “I can work on it now that I’m at the school.”

Evart competes in the Highland Conference.