NOTRE DAME, Ind. — University of Notre Dame women’s tennis head coach Alison Silverio has named Courtney Scott assistant coach. Both will be entering their first year with the program in 2018-19.
“It is my privilege to welcome Coach Scott to our Fighting Irish family,” Silverio said. “His tennis knowledge, unparalleled work ethic and holistic approach to coaching will be advantageous in the growth of our student-athletes. Together we will develop champions both on and off the court and uphold the integrity of Notre Dame.”
“It’s an honor to join forces with Coach Silverio at this prestigious University,” Scott said. “I am grateful for the opportunity to develop our student-athletes at Notre Dame and to grow our championship culture. Coach Silverio and I share a vision for success, and I look forward to carrying on the tradition of excellence on and off the court with the entire Notre Dame family.”
As a player, Scott was an accomplished junior competitor before advancing to play collegiately at Delaware. With the Blue Hens, Scott was an All-Colonial Athletic Association selection in 2011, while earning a spot on the ITA All-Academic Team in 2009. He recorded the second-most doubles wins in school history. Scott has continued his playing career in USTA events and the ITF Futures circuit. Most recently he was a singles finalist at the Eastern State Men’s Open and a doubles champion at the 21st annual Aronimink Tennis Championships.
Scott was an assistant for both the men’s and women’s teams at Drexel in 2017-18. He helped the men’s team set a program record for victories with a 14-7 mark, while the women’s side matched the program record for wins, going 15-5. Before mentoring the Dragons, Scott was a private coach at the University of Pennsylvania Tennis Center where he led adult and junior programs. As a private coach, Scott mentored top-ranked juniors in the world, including a Junior Wimbledon finalist and multiple players who went on to play collegiately and professionally.
Prior to his time as a private coach, Scott coached with Legacy Youth Tennis and Education, where he worked with inner-city youth and mentored dozens of top-ranked national juniors.
Scott graduated from Delaware in 2012 with a degree in finance and was a CAA Commissioner’s Academic Award winner.