Scott Fitch, the head boys basketball coach at Fairport High School in New York, will undertake his 10th USA Basketball coaching assignment as a court coach at the 2021 USA U16 Men's National Team training camp that is expected to feature 22 athletes beginning on Aug. 13 in Houston.
Fitch most recently was a court coach at the 2021 USA Men's Junior National Team May minicamp, and he was named as an assistant coach for the 2020 and 2021 USA Nike Hoop Summit Teams, but those events were not played due to the pandemic.
Previously, he led the USA to a win as head coach of the 2019 USA Nike Hoop Summit team, and he was one of four lead coaches at the 2019 USA Basketball Men's Junior National Team July minicamp. He also served as a court coach at the 2017, 2018 and 2019 USA Basketball Men's Junior National Team October Minicamp, and he was an assistant coach for the gold-medal winning 2018 USA Men’s U17 World Cup Team and 2017 USA Men’s U16 National Team.
Fitch has been the head boys basketball coach at Fairport High School for 19 seasons (2001-02 to present),
Through 2018-19, he had compiled a 305-95 overall record (.772 winning percentage).
In 2018-19, he helped his team to a 15-7 record and the Section V Class 2A semifinal game.
In 2017-18, Fitch and his Fairport team finished 16-6 and reached the Section V Class AA semifinals. In 2016-17, Fitch led Fairport to a 22-2 record, a section title and the state championship game.
Five times he has been honored as the Monroe County Coach of the Year, twice as the Section V Coach of the Year and as the 2007 All Greater Rochester Coach of the Year. He led his team to back-to-back Section V Championships in 2006 and 2007, and to the state final four in 2007.
As a player at State University of New York at Geneseo, he earned 1994 NCAA Division III National Player of the Year honors, was a 1993 and 1994 DIII All-American first-team selection, a four-time All-Eastern College Athletic Conference first-team member and the ECAC Player of the Year in 1993 and 1994.
He scored 2,661 points in his career (23.9 ppg.), ranking him first all-time in school history for career points and career points averaged. He also ranks first in 11 additional categories, including career wins (83), career field goals made (834) and attempted (1,745), career free throws made (658) and attempted (809), career 3-pointers made (335), single-season points totaled (752) and averaged (27.9), single-season free throws made (202), single-season 3s made (102), single-game points (44); second for career steals (253), single-season field goals made (224), single-season free throws attempted (240); tied for second in single-game 3s made (8); and fourth for assists (431).
He is the only player to be inducted into the Section V, Geneseo and Chase Lincoln Hall of Fames and the only athlete to have a jersey retired at Geneseo. He was inducted into the Frontier Walk of Fame in 2006 and the Fairport High School Hall of Fame.
He played professional basketball for a brief time and currently works at Jostens where he specializes in class rings. He also speaks to students about leadership and social media.