Scott Waddell
New York University
Scott Waddell
Assistant Coach
saw11@nyu.edu
New York University
Division 3

Scott Waddell is in his third year as an assistant coach of the New York University womens soccer team. He is primarily responsible for in-game coaching, scouting and working with the Violets attackers.   During the 2017 season, Waddell helped lead NYU to its fourth consecutive winning season. The Violets compiled an overall record of 13-5-4 and a fourth-place 2-3-2 mark in the University Athletic Association (UAA). The squad earned a postseason appearance in the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Division III Tournament and made it to the finals, but fell on penalty kicks to Springfield College for the second consecutive season.   Many players were recognized for their outstanding play in 2017. Senior captain Marquel Love, and sophomores Alex Benedict and Sophia Danielsen were named to the United Soccer Coaches Second Team All-East. Danielsen and Love were selected First Team All-UAA, while Benedict and junior Maddie Pena earned Second Team honors.   In 2016, Waddell helped guide NYU to its third consecutive winning season, posting a 13-3-6 record and recording the third-highest single-season win total in program history. The Violets earned a postseason bid to the ECAC Division III Championship where they advanced to the finals from a 16-team field before falling to Springfield on penalty kicks in the championship match.   Under Waddells direction, Violet attackers had a successful campaign. Benedict and Teressa Fazio each contributed seven goals and six assists, while Love and Lexi Clarke, who was named Second Team All-UAA and First Team All-ECAC Metro, added five goals and three assists apiece.   Waddell came to NYU after two seasons as an assistant coach at New Jersey Institute of Technology in Newark, NJ. Prior to his time there, Waddell coached four seasons as an assistant at his alma mater, Columbia University. He has also accumulated experience with the ENYSSA Olympic Development Program as Head Coach of its U17 team (2012-14) and as Director of the NYC Soccer Academy (2010-14).   A 2007 Columbia graduate with a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science, Waddell played four seasons as a midfielder/forward with the Lions' soccer team and also served as a captain. Following his collegiate career, Waddell played professionally for Pulau Penang FC (2008) and Real Mona FC (2009). A member of the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA), Waddell holds United States Soccer Federation (USSF) 'C' License and a NSCAA National License. He is a native of Kingston, Jamaica, and resides in Manhattan.