TD Series: Scott Hyams


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Jun 23, 2015
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TD Series: Scott Hyams

Scott, thank you so much for taking the time to allow us to conduct this interview – to start, can you tell us a little bit about yourself?

I am 33 years only, born and raised in the Lower Mainland (Surrey). I am married to a school teacher with a young son. I graduated from BCIT where a I studied Broadcast Journalism then attended four years at SFU in General Studies primarily focused on History, English and Kinesiology. I have been working as a coach for 18 years.

Can you expand a bit on your playing and coaching background?

I was a multi-sport athlete as a youth; soccer and baseball primarily, with a lot of other sports mixed in. I played at varying levels of competition depending on the sport but nothing that would see my athletic 'career' move into college. I was able to attend many provincial championships as a player (baseball, wrestling, high-school track and field) and the BC Summer Games. Baseball also afforded me the opportunity to attend multiple Western Canadian Championships as a player. A soccer injury at eighteen years old saw me tear my ACL; full reconstructive surgery. I returned to soccer (VMSL) and baseball but at 23 I tore my ACL again (indoor soccer), had it reconstructed again and quit playing. I have returned to recreational soccer and slo-pitch.

I have been coaching since I was fifteen years old. It started as a last minute stand-in 'coach' for a Surrey Parks and Recreation Parent-Tot Class. That turned into a part-time job for me in high-school and over several years I expanded to coach: Basketball, Soccer, multi-sport classes as well as developing a Floor-Hockey and Wrestling programs for the City. While attending post-secondary I began running my own multi-sport summer camps for kids. In 2004 I volunteered to coach a team with Guildford Athletic Club and was subsequently noticed by the Technical Director at the time, Jeff Clarke. I began volunteering in the GAC Club Academy which progressed to a few paid staff hours working in the academy. Over several years my role expanded continuously working under Jeff as I learned the role of a Technical Director and also continued to progress developing as a team Head Coach. I worked through my CSA Licences and now retain my CSA 'B' National (May 2013).

Here is summary of the teams I coached:

  • BC Summer Games Team - Fraser Valley ' 94 Boys -...