Jul 8, 2019
Ronald Scott was involved over an amazing five decades at one school and built Chatham Central into a strong baseball program during his 36 years as head coach. A graduate of Bennett High School and Elon College, Scott went to Chatham Central in 1959 and stayed until 1995, winning 520 baseball games in a stellar career but also coaching men’s basketball, cross country, and football in addition to serving as athletic director for 26 years during his tenure. His baseball team won the 1976 2-A state championship and was 1-A runner-up twice, qualifying for the playoffs 14 times and winning 11 conference titles. The Chatham Central baseball facility bears his name and he has continued to assist the school even in retirement. He has been very involved in civic and church activities, including over 50 years at Prosperity Friends Church, and received a Distinguished Service Award from the NCHSAA in 1996.