February 21st, 2013

Hyland's Heroes: Scott Lockwood

Kay Whelan

Staff Writer


Hyland's Heroes: Scott Lockwood
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Lockwood gives back by coaching

The following feature is a part of a bi-weekly series, sponsored by Hyland, Block & Hyland. "Hyland's Heroes" is a series of profiles that spotlight Louisville area Catholic volunteers, coaches and administrators who assist athletic programs and teams, and help promote excellence in all aspects of sports. Know someone that you think should be featured as the next "Hyland's Hero”? Send your recommendation to editor@catholicsportsnet.com.

Scott Lockwood is working with the 8th grade boys’ basketball program at St. Andrew Academy and finished as runners up in the “A” division of the Catholic School Athletic Association. As the father of 4 children, and husband to Michelle, the family has been active in volleyball, softball, basketball, football and track.

Lockwood is a native of Montville, Connecticut where he attended Mohegan Elementary and Montville HS, where he was active in sports all year long. Now he’s sharing his gifts with his school parish, his family and their children: Kaitlyn, Hayley, Emilee and Ethan.

When and how did you get your start with the CSAA? Why so?

I started coaching when my oldest child started playing sports at St. Clement and I wanted to be involved.

Who asked you to contribute or what got you involved?

No one really asked but they needed help coaching and so I volunteered

 

What sports did you coach and for how long?

I have coached many sports. For two years I coached at the YMCA here in Louisville with my daughter Kaitlyn’s softball team.

Later I coached Kaitlyn’s Volleyball team at St Clement. I have continued to coach Volleyball with my other daughter Hayley when she was into the sport for two years. I have coached Ethan’s 5th and 6th Grade Football team and his 5tt/6th and 7th/8th grade basketball teams.

 

What's the connection with your faith and giving your time to these young student athletes?

Trying to be a positive leader and roll model in my community and to these young adults.

 

Who was the most influential person on your coaching career? Why?

I always remember my Football/Basketball coach Emery who always told us that leading on the court or field is only part of our responsibility - we need to be a leader off the field also.

 

What are your major themes/principles as a coach? 

Sportsmanship is a major theme for me and that players always conduct themselves in a respectful manner. I also believe players can strive to be a leader on and off the court.

 

What does coaching bring to you, your family?  

We do coach as a family. My wife Michelle has always contributed in one way or another, even if it is as the team mother or a stat keeper for either basketball or volleyball. So we try to make it a family affair to stay involved with the children’s sports and church.

 

What are the fondest experiences or memories you have of coaching? 

My favorite thing being a coach is watching the athletes grow. Whether we have a good or bad season you always can see the growth in the players and look forward to either coaching them again or watching them go to the next level. And just too know that you had a part in their growth as a player and as a person give me a good feeling.

 

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