Scott began swimming for the Brown Swim Club, and later, the Little Rhody Aquatic Club. He broke many individual and relay member age group records.  While at Barrington High School, Scott earned All State Honors all four years. These honors included the 200, 500 Free, 100 Back and 200, 400 Free Relays. In 1989 he was nominated for RI Age Group Swimmer of the Year.

Scott was an outstanding Water Polo player for the Little Rhody Aquatic Club. In 1989 he was named to the All Tournament Team at the US Water Polo Junior National Championships. In 1990 he led the team to its first National Junior title. For these accomplishments, Scott earned a scholarship to UMASS.

While swimming at UMASS, he placed in the swimming finals for 500, 1650 Free and 400 Individual Medley all four years. He still owns the varsity record at UMASS and pool record at SCSU for the 1000 Free with a time of 9:30.65, set in 1991.

Scott led UMASS on the Nationally ranked Water Polo squad. During his four years, Scott earned first team All New England Honors, elected Team Captain, Most Valuable Player, and Athlete of the Week for all athletic teams at UMASS. Scott was a significant contributor to the team’s winning New England Championships. 

In 2007 Scott was named College Water Polo Association Southern Division Coach of the Year for his men’s team third place at the Eastern Division Championship and a Seventeenth Place National Championship ranking. He earned CWPA Southern Division Women’s Coach of the Year in 2003. Scott is in his eleventh and tenth year as head coach of the men and women’s water polo teams at George Washington University.