HUNTINGDON, Pa.- Scott McKenzie has been tabbed as Juniata College's associate athletic director for athletic operations, Athletic Director Greg Curley announced on Thursday.
McKenzie will become a full-time administrator, stepping down as the head women's soccer coach after spending the past 19 seasons at the helm of program. A national search for his successor will begin immediately.
"We are grateful for all Scott has done for our soccer programs," stated Curley. "His impact on both programs has helped build a foundation for continued growth and increasing success. The relationships he has formed with his student-athletes are a credit to his commitment to his team and a product of his abilities as a coach. For almost a decade, in addition to leading our women's soccer program, Scott has assumed a significant administrative load in his role as Associate AD for Athletic Communications. His leadership and effort have helped to push our department forward. We are excited about the opportunity this new role presents to broaden his impact by enhancing the support we provide all our teams and, more specifically, our student-athletes."
McKenzie will oversee all aspects of event management for home athletic contests, equipment services for all programs, and provide oversight and support for several sports.
"I am excited to assume this new role within the athletic department and look forward to making an immediate and positive impact on our student-athlete's experience," said McKenzie. "I want to thank all of the wonderful athletes that I have had the honor to coach. They have had a tremendously positive impact on my life and opportunities like this are, in many ways, thanks to their efforts and commitment to excellence."
McKenzie put together a 135-173-27 record while overseeing the women's soccer program, including three trips to the Landmark Conference playoffs (2007, 2010, 2013) and three appearances in the Eastern College Athletic Conference Championships (2007, 2013, 2017). He coached 21 Landmark Players of the Week, five ECAC Players of the Week and one USA DIII All-Star. He coached 10 women who were named to the All-Middle Atlantic Conference teams and another 20 who were named to the All-Landmark teams. Six were named to the National Soccer Coaches Association of America/ Adidas All-East Region Scholar-Athlete and the team was awarded the NSCAA Team Academic award each of the past 15 years. Scott also oversaw the men's soccer program along with the women's in his first seven years, coaching the men from 2000-06.
Prior to arriving at Juniata, Scott was the head women's soccer coach at Southern Vermont College and led the program to the school's first ever conference championship in a women's sport. He won 10 games in three of his last four years in Vermont, and the team made the post season in all four of his final years. In May of 2013, McKenzie was inducted into the Southern Vermont College/St. Joseph's College Athletics Hall of Fame.