Putnam City North’s Rick Scott – OKC Most Outstanding Softball Coach Presented by Oklahoma Educator’s Credit Union

Putnam City North High School softball coach Rick Scott started his coaching career in Texas with the Grand Prairie Public School system at the middle school level. Originally from Cordell, Oklahoma, Scott is thankful to be part of a community that supports the school and the athletes. 

During his coaching career, Scott has coached softball, baseball, track, football and wrestling. He even had a stint in soccer, but claims he was more of a “bus driver” for the soccer team. 

His current squad, the Lady Panthers of Putnam City North, are ready for the start of a new season. 

“We are still young, but we have changed districts, and we don’t have to drive 250 miles,” explained Scott. “When all the parts come together I think we will be competitive, but we have a very tough district! I’m liking what I am seeing out of the girls right now. I feel we can be successful, if we continue to believe in each other!” 

Scott said the most rewarding aspect of coaching is being around great kids and watching them develop into great players. 

As an educator in the Putnam City school district, Scott said it’s the people that make his job so rewarding. 

“My School Athletic Director, Principal, and District Athletic Director are the best,” said Scott. “They let you coach, don’t micro-manage and treat you fairly and will come to you first if there is a problem. The entire district, in my opinion, treats you like a professional. I also have a great coaching staff that I trust to do the job and that is important!” 

Community support for Panther athletics are high and the softball team is looking forward to competing and representing North on and off the field. 

“It is humbling and I am honored to represent PCN, Putnam City schools, and have the support I received from parents, players and my the PCN family,” said Scott. “I want to thank them for their support, but this honor I have received is just as much theirs, if not more than mine. It is a direct reflection on the team and my coaching staff, because without them none of this is possible. I am very honored to represent PCN! Thank you to VYPE Magazine for the opportunity for this to happen.”