By Chuck Reherman
Yukon’s Steve Scott has been named the C15 Boys National Team head coach by the USA Futsal Federation.
Scott, who stepped down as the head coach of the Millerettes following the 2019 season, rejoined the coaching ranks after being tapped for the national team coach.
Futsal is a rising sport in the United States and is an indoor sport similar to soccer, but using a smaller, heavier ball.
Scott had been named last year as the Southwest Regional Director for the sport and that now goes to former assistant coach Tony Willitts.
Scott is in the process of putting together the C15 national team that will play in the world cup later this summer in Paraguay.
“I am excited for the opportunity to coach the national team,” Scott said. “It was a neat thing, when I got contacted and offer the position, it was something that I just couldn’t turn down.
“We are in the process of identifying players, we should have a good contingent of players from Oklahoma,” he said. “We have some trials going on in Oregon, Arizona and Utah, players from different areas that we are looking for.
“We are getting some things set up to go and hold trials and combines.”
The president of the USA Futsal Federation contacted Scott and offered him the position in early January. It didn’t take long for Scott to accept the position.
“I am excited about the opportunity, you don’t get too many opportunities like this,” he said. “It is really cool. It is going to be a lot of work getting the team together, but I am looking forward to the challenge.
“We are ironing out some details and we will have a trial in Oklahoma and then go to Portland and on to Arizona,” he said. “We have a little time, but not a lot of time to get ready. We have already identified a handful of players. The sport is really exploding all over the country.”
Scott coached high school soccer for 23 years and recorded 205 wins and one state title.
His 2019 team went 11-4 and his last two squads record a 26-8 overall record.
His teams have a 66-44 record in his seven years at YHS and five of those were winning records and one an even season.
Scott also coached at Chickasha (where he won a state title), at Capitol Hill, Bethany and Choctaw.
By Chuck Reherman