FSU has consistently had an elite group of throwers since the arrival of throws Coach Dorian Scott. In his nine seasons at FSU, Scott has led a group of throwers that has stockpiled 26 All-American honors, 17 ACC Titles, and an impressive 71 All-ACC selections.
Standout throwers include Austin Droogsma, a four time All-American in the shotput, swept both the ACC outdoor and indoors titles in 2018. 2019 Field Performer of the Year, Shanice Love, claimed her third consecutive ACC discus title in 2021 and was the NCAA runner-up in 2019. Love was the third Scott-coached Nole to claim the honor along with Lauri Paredes (2018) and Knibb (2016). Love is also the first female thrower to earn Academic All-American honors in FSU history.
Scott also guided Kellion Knibb, a three time All-American in the discus and the school record-holder. She is the only woman in ACC history to win four ACC discus titles. Knibb became Scott’s first Olympian, representing Jamaica in the 2016 Rio Olympics. FSU women discus throwers combined to win the last seven ACC discus titles and have placed first in the last six East Regional Championships. The women’s group has also won six of the last seven Penn Relays discus titles to go along with three collegiate women’s field MVP awards at the nation’s longest running meet.
Scott’s throwers have helped to rewrite the FSU record books as his throwers have captured seven total school records. The womens’ group has established records in every indoor and outdoor event at FSU including records in the indoor shot put, the weight throw, outdoor shot put, discus, hammer and javelin. His throws group holds 33 of the 60 positions on the top ten list for indoor and outdoor throws on the women’s side, and under his direction the men hold 24 of the 60 top marks in school history.
The success of the throws group has played no small part in the Seminoles padding their championship pedigree. Since Scott’s first season in 2013, the FSU women have won seven ACC Titles (3 indoor, 4 outdoor) while the men have claimed nine ACC Titles (4 indoor, 5 outdoor).
Scott, the 2017 USATFCCA South Region Women’s Assistant Coach of the Year, rejoined the program in 2012 after coaching the 2012 season at San Diego State University. While also serving as the Director of Operations, in his sole season, he led Whitney Ashley to the 2012 NCAA Outdoor discus title and contributed to the SDSU team finishing in the top 10. Scott, a two-time Olympian, became the first Jamaican thrower to reach the finals in the shot put during the 2012 London Olympics.
Before embarking on his coaching career, Scott attended Seton Hall Preparatory School in West Orange, NJ, where he later was named to the Sports Hall of Fame. Upon his graduation at FSU, Scott was the number 2 shot putter in school history. He earned first team All-American honors in 2005 contributing to the Noles 4th place finish; the program’s best in 25 years. The 2005 ACC Outdoor shot put champion was a five time All-ACC honoree and a part of five ACC team titles. He still holds FSU’s Mike Long Track record (21.45 meters/70-4.50) which he set as a professional in 2008 prior to the Beijing Olympics game.
A two-time world finalist for Jamaica, he finished 5th at 2008 Indoor World Championships, won the silver medal at 2006 and 2010 Commonwealth games as well as a silver medal at the 2007 Pan American games. Scott was a ten-time national Jamaican shot put champion.
An active member of the Tallahassee community, Scott sits on numerous FSU committees to support student success including: FSUUnifed, a committee focused on diversity, equity and inclusion, REAL Men, which provides professional development and networking opportunity for student-athletes, and serves a host for the Career Center’s job shadow program, FSUshadow.
Scott and his wife, Geneva, welcomed their first child, son Sterling vin 2019.