Longtime West Chester Assistant Scott Elliott Passes Away at 45

Scott Elliott, assistant coach at West Chester University and  head coach of Golden Ram Aquatics, passed away on Sunday, July 16 after a valiant fight with cancer.

Elliott coached in the West Chester area for the last 20 years. During his time as an assistant at West Chester University, the men’s team won 19 straight conference championships. The women garnered 14 conference titles during his time, with the last 11 being consecutive. Elliott primarily worked with the breaststroke and IM groups, coaching a number of the top swimmers in the PSAC, including two conference record holders.

As head coach of Golden Ram Aquatics, developed a number of top age-group swimmers, including a junior national champion in 2010. He also coached at the Greenwoods Swim Club.

Prior to his coaching career, Elliott was also an accomplished athlete. During high school he was an All-American water polo player for Germantown Academy. Elliott was an All-ACC swimmer at the University of Maryland before transferring at the conclusion of his freshman year. He finished his collegiate career at West Chester where he was a three time All-American in the breaststroke and IM events. He still holds the fastest 50 breaststroke split (24.8) in the 200 medley relay in school history.

Elliott is survived by his wife, two children, mother, and brother. His full obituary can be read here.

Donations to the Scott Elliott Family fund can be made here.

10 Comments

10 comments

  1. Dilek Newlon

    Gone to soon. Rest in peace Coach Elliott.

  2. Colleen Mooney

    So sorry to hear, prayers for his family and friends. Met him on a recruiting trip with my daughter and he was very nice and welcoming.

  3. Lisa Rizzo

    I didn’t know him at all. But from what my good friend said, he was an amazing coach and person. Prayers to his family. Another one taken too soon.

  4. Maya Kaplan

    Megan Kowalski I’m sorry for your loss

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    Christina Gorman

    Forever in our hearts… Coach Scott you are the BEST of the BEST!!!
    Gorman Family

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    Sonia Dipierro

    Scott was an amazing man and coach. He touched the lives of so many children. My prayers go out to hilary, the kids, and his family.

Author: Caitlin Daday

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Caitlin Daday is a rising senior at Villanova University. She represents the Wildcats in distance freestyle and IM. Caitlin hails from Allentown, Pennsylvania.

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