When he played for the Mariners, Jordan Scott of Barrington wore #14. Scott is now making the leap from former player to a third assistant coach with the junior A team in Yarmouth. TINA COMEAU PHOTO
By Tina Comeau
Aside from picking up a new head coach the Yarmouth Mariners junior A team has also picked up a third assistant coach, who not that long ago was a fan favourite on the ice.
Former Mariners player and captain Jordan Scott of Barrington will join the bench in the 2014-25 season along with new head coach Jim Bottomley and assistant coaches Timothy Garden-Cole and John Murphy.
Scott, now 26, played with the Mariners during the 2007-08 and 2008-09 seasons, racking up 70 and 89 points respectively. The Mariners organization says Scott played a pivotal role in the franchise capturing its only Kent Cup championship in April 2008.
Scott played four season in the MHL, playing with the Halifax Wolverines before coming to Yarmouth. He collected 201 points in 157 games in the MHL and was named the league’s most valuable player in his final season.
After his junior A career Scott played three seasons at St. Thomas University in the AUS and one season in the Newfoundland Senior League.
He says since leaving the Mariners he’s always kept tabs on the team.
“I’ve always tried to be as involved as I could, following the team,” he says, living up the team mantra: Once a Mariner, Always a Mariner.
Scott says when an opportunity arose to get his foot in the door as an assistant coach he was more than happy to grab it.
“It’s good to be back here,” he says.
Although he isn’t quite sure what to expect in the transition from player to coach, he says he’s got a lot of experience to tap into, both as a player and with those surrounding him.
“I’ve got good guys to follow here,” says Scott, referring to the team’s coaching staff. “Jim, Tim and John all have a lot of experience.”