Calloway County Middle School’s Academic Team Coach, Scott Pile, was honored on Friday, September 17th as one of the newest inductees to the KAAC coveted Hall of Fame. The KAAC (Kentucky Association for Academic Competition) awards luncheon was held at the Galt House during the annual state academic team coaches’ conference. Coaches selected for the Hall of Fame must have accomplished noteworthy achievements that further academic competition on a local, regional, and/or statewide level, according to the KAAC criteria used for consideration of this honor.
Scott Pile has been a middle school educator at Calloway County Middle School for 19 years. He serves multiple roles, as he is a seventh-grade science teacher, environmental science program lead, academic team head coach, and L4C mentor. Scott has been the head coach of the CCMS Academic Team now for 18 years, and he served as an assistant coach during his first year of teaching. During his coaching tenure, his teams have won an amazing 15 Sixth Grade Showcase championships, 14 District Governor’s Cup championships, and 12 Regional Governor’s Cup championships. In addition, his Lakers have placed numerous students in the top 10 of the state tournament, including both individual and team championships. He has helped six Future Problem Solving teams receive invitations to the international tournament, where they represented Kentucky against teams from across the globe. Scott has also guided five science bowl teams to state championships, where they represented the state of Kentucky in the National Science Bowl. In addition, he has had award-winning teams in MathCOUNTS and both National Science and History Bees.
Over the past 18 years, Scott and his wife, Whitney, have helped to turn the academic program into a life-changing team for countless of students; moreover, they have strived to not just create a positive team experience for both current students and alumni of the program, but also foster an “academic team family” approach. Scott has also had many amazing assistant coaches that have helped to make the Laker program into one of the most successful programs in the state of Kentucky. His induction into the hall of fame is an award for “everyone” who has touched the Laker academic team program.
Scott is actively involved in his community, as he serves in coaching roles in both local and travel organizations with baseball, basketball and soccer. Scott and his wife of 17 years, Whitney, are the parents of Connor (age 13) and Bryce (age 6).