Scott Halkett is in his fourth season as an assistant coach with the men’s soccer program at USC Upstate.

Halkett returns to the Spartans, his alma mater, 17 years after completing his playing career at Upstate, then-USC Spartanburg, in 1995. He had a tremendous collegiate playing career and was inducted into the Upstate Athletics Hall of Fame in 2005.

Halkett was one of the central figures in the soccer program as it made its mark in the early days of the university’s membership in NCAA Division II. Halkett’s stellar four-year career as the starting sweeper culminated with an appearance in the 1995 national title match played at old Rifle Field on campus. Despite not winning the national championship, Halkett and his teammates achieved tremendous success throughout the four years he was in the program. The 1995 team and its 1998 counterpart remain the only Peach Belt men’s soccer teams to ever advance to play for a national title in the championship match.