Greg Scott honoured during OFSAA banquet


By Joel Charron

Long time Amherst coach and teacher, Greg Scott was honoured with OFSAA’s prestigious Leadership in School Sport Award during the kick-off banquet Sunday evening.

Scott was recognized for his dedication to coaching various sports, organizing tournaments, involvement in sports leagues and organizations outside of General Amherst as well as his work simply to better the school including helping obtain new bleachers for the gymnasium and working on the development of the school’s gym lobby, which honors past and present Amherst athletes.

Scott said he has had the pleasure of teaching and coaching at the same high school he attended as a teenager and feels the students and parents appreciate the effort that he puts in.

“The reason why we do things is because of the kids,” said Scott. “I work some great

Amherst coach Dom Silvaggio presents Greg Scott with OFSAA’s prestigious Leadership in School Sport Award

people and great kids every single day. It makes you want to put the extra time and effort.”

Scott is co-convener of the OFSAA tournament this year and fellow co-convener Jeff Miller was the one who told Scott of his nomination. The award was presented by Amherst teaching and coaching colleague Dom Silvaggio.

I really appreciate getting it from Dom,” said Scott.

Along with his coaching duties at Amherst, Scott is the vice-president of the Amherstburg Basketball Club and also organizes elementary school tournaments.

Silvaggio said Scott is dedicated to the students he deals with.

“I can vouch for his dedication and commitment to all the students,” said Silvaggio.

Silvaggio credited Scott with the success of the seniors girls basketball program, stating that Silvaggio gets well prepared players thanks to Scott.

“He has contributed to Amherst winning eight straight OFSAA medals,” stated Silvaggio.

Silvaggio added that anytime teachers need help with anything, Scott is the first one there.

“This gentleman has truly done it all and when he does it, he does it for the students,” stated Silvaggio.

When Miller informed Scott he was being nominated for the award, Scott joked that he should nominate someone else because it’s an award that is meant for “old guys” who have been around for awhile.

“I sat back and thought, well I’m in my 40’s so I guess I have been around for a while,” he joked.


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