Sport Management
Scott   Abbott

Scott Abbott

Adjunct Professor

Mr. Abbott worked for the United States Olympic Committee's Coaching Division in 1999 and has coached 15 All-Americans and 35 conference champions in his collegiate coaching career. In 5 years at Sacramento State, Abbott has transformed the Hornet distance running program to help elevate Sacramento State into one of the premier NCAA Division I track and field programs in the country, as they have won 12 conference team championships in the past 5 years. He was named Big Sky Conference Coach of the Year in 2008 and has three times been nominated as USTFCCCA Regional Coach of the Year. He published numerous articles based on his research and work with the USOC and helped develop coaching education and ethics programs for United States Olympic coaches. Abbott has also served as a guest speaker at many coaching clinics and symposiums, including presenting to the national track and field coaching body at the USTFCCCA National Convention in 2011.

Mr. Abbott graduated magna cum laude with a B.A. from UCLA in 2000, where he twice served as captain of the UCLA cross country teams. He earned his M.A. in Sport Management from the University of San Francisco graduating with distinction in 2007. Abbott lives in Sacramento, CA with his wife and three children.


MA, Sport Management; University of San Francisco