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Scott Fitch

Scott Fitch, the head boy’s basketball coach at Fairport H.S. in New York, will undertake his 12th USA Basketball coaching assignment as a court coach with the 2022 U17 Men’s National Team training camp. His coaching experience with USA basketball has come in many forms over the past six years.


Most recently, Fitch served as an assistant coach for the 2022 USA Nike Hoop Summit Team and helped lead the squad to a 102-80 victory over the World Select Team on April 8 in Portland, Oregon. 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 COVID-19 pandemic. Previously, he led the USA to a win as head coach of the 2019 USA Nike Hoop Summit Team. 


Fitch has served as a court coach at the 2021 USA U16 Men's National Team training camp and a court coach at the 2021 USA Men's Junior National Team May minicamp. He was one of four 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 minicamps and 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.


As the head boys basketball coach at Fairport, where Fitch has been since 2001-02, he has compiled a 327-116 overall record (.738%). In 2016-17, Fitch led Fairport to a 22-2 record, a section title and the state championship game.

For his coaching efforts over the past two decades, Fitch has been honored five times as the Monroe County Coach of the Year, twice as the Section V Coach of the Year and twice 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, Fitch earned 1994 NCAA Division III National Player of the Year honors, was a 1993 and 1994 DIII All-America 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 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 guest speaks to students all over the country about leadership and social media. He has spoken to more than 400,000 students on the impact of social media lives and digital citizenship.

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