Brent Scott is the type of player who exemplifies the ECSA spirit of sportsmanship. Never angry, always even keeled, one of the most pleasant players you will ever meet, his team spirit is infectious, and everyone who has ever played on a team with Brent will remember him as part of the glue that held the team together. Brent has played in the ECSA for 20 seasons, has won numerous awards, has contributed to the league as both a player, co-coach, and coach, has participated in countless out of town tournaments representing the league, and has won medals in the GSWS twice. For all of these reasons, I would like to nominate Brent for ECSA Hall of Fame.
Accomplishments and Awards
Brent began his career in the league with the Prowlers in 2000, which was also the year he won the first of his many personal awards, Rookie of the Year. Since that time he has traveled to tournaments in 11 different cities, won medals in 8 different tournaments, represented the ECSA in 8 different GSWS tourneys, and taken home medals twice in the Gay Softball World Series — 3rd place with Rainiers in 2014 and 2nd place with Silverbacks in 2016. He’s been elected as an ECSA All-Star 4 times (2007, 2009, 2016, 2019).
In addition to being an awesome teammate, Brent has also coached and co-coached teams. He was co-coach of the Seattle Stealth in 2009, co-coach of the Seattle Justice League in 2015-2016, and started out 2020 as co-coach of the Seattle Rusty Nuts. He also was head coach/manager of the Seattle Stealth in 2010, which was the year that his team shocked the ECSA when they won the ECSA GSWS berth, after having gone 4-14 in the regular season.
To reprise Brent’s contributions:
- Personal awards: Rookie of year, 2000; All-Star 2007, 2009, 2016, 2019
- 8 GSWS appearances
- Team Awards: 8 NAGAAA team placing medals, 2 GSWS Medals
- Coach, Co-Coach and Manager: 2009, 2010, 2015, 2016, 2020
Brent’s contributions to the league have been noteworthy and lengthy. He models team spirit and has always been a positive force on his teams. For his part, he says “When I joined this league 20 years ago, I thought I was joining a recreational softball league, but the ECSA has become more than that. Not only have I played on some amazing teams, but I have met some wonderful people, made some great friendships and joined a community that I consider family. This league has opened my eyes to the LGBTQ community and has allowed me to find my true inner self, grow as an individual and accept my lifestyle.” For these reasons, Brent Scott deserves to be elected to the ECSA Hall of Fame.