About Scott Bowers
Scott Bowers is in his sixth year as Head of Goalkeeping for IMG Academy soccer program. He is also the assistant coach of the Bradenton Academics PDL soccer team which plays during the summer and consists of college players.
Scott comes to the academy with more than 12 years of college coaching experience. He has coached both men and women in Division I, II and III. He started his career at Salisbury University coaching both men and women. Scott helped the women’s program to get to the NCAA Tournament and a 21-1-2 record. He then went on to coach at the University of Tampa in 2001 where the men’s program went undefeated and won the NCAA National Championship.
Scott moved onto West Virginia University the following year. He assisted in all facets of the Men’s Soccer program including recruiting, training, budgeting, scouting, fund raising and academic advising. Scott played a crucial role in the development of three former MLS goalkeepers including Nick Noble (Chicago Fire), Aaron Pichkolan (FC Dallas) and Devon McTavish (DC United.) In 2004, Bowers assisted WVU in a 12-7-1 record. The team knocked off two ranked opponents, St. John’s and Notre Dame, and made it to the Big East Conference semi-finals.
Bowers has also worked with US Women's National Team goalkeeper Bryane Heaberlin, Ryan Thompson (Shamrock Rovers), Ernesto Sanchez (Toluca Mexico), Diego Restrepo (America de Cali), Jon Busch (San Jose Earthquakes), Larry Jackson (U-17 National Team), Mark Bixler (UC Irvine), Shawn Doyle (UCF), and Cody Uzcategui (Memphis). He also helped the IMG Academy soccer program teams win the Dallas Cup, the Sun Bowl and reach the Final Four in the PDL.
Scott received a Bachelor’s degree from Salisbury University. He also received a Master’s Degree from WVU in Athletic Coaching Education. Scott is a US Navy Veteran, serving his time as an aviational structural mechanic on the flight deck of the USS Lexington. He was honorably discharged after serving three years active duty and four years in the reserves.
Scott holds a USSF “A” license, as well as a USSF National Goalkeeper license. He also holds the NSCAA level I and II Goalkeeper Licenses.
Scott, wife Erica, and their son Tristan and daughter Kaya reside in South Pasadena, Florida.
- USSF "A" License
- USSF National Goalkeeping License
- NSCAA Goalkeeper License Level I - II
- Masters in Athletic Coaching Education from West Virginia University