|Title:||Assistant AD for Outdoor Facilities / Head Women's Soccer Coach|
|College:||SUNY Brockport '84|
|At Juniata:||83-114-16 (13th season)|
|Career:||143-185-26 (21st season)|
Scott McKenzie has been the soccer director at Juniata since he
arrived on College Hill prior to the 2000 school year. He is
responsible for overseeing both the men's and women's programs,
including serving as head coach for the women's team.
Since arriving at Juniata, McKenzie has led the women's program to unprecedented success. Juniata has a record of 83-114-16 over McKenzie's 12 seasons on College Hill, and he has a career coaching record of 143-185-26 (.441) in 20 seasons.
McKenzie's 2010 squad qualified for the Landmark Conference Women's Soccer Tournament for the third time over the past five seasons, after posting league wins over Goucher, Susquehanna, and Moravian. Juniata posted a 9-8-1 record, the program's fourth .500-or-better campaign over the last six seasons. Three Eagles were tabbed for All-Landmark Conference honors, while Nikki Hankinson was named a Landmark All-Academic Team selection and eight players earned a place on the conference's Academic Honor Roll.
That was but the most recent in what has become a tradition of competitive and academic excellence with Juniata women's soccer, as McKenzie has taken the program to a level where post-season competition is an expectation.
The McKenzie-led Eagles reached the Landmark Conference Tournament for the second consecutive season in 2008, and finished with a 9-6-1 overall record. Among the nine victories were three over programs that in the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) regional rankings when they faced Juniata - the Eagles' first wins over regionally ranked foes. Juniata's first such win - a 2-0 win over Gettysburg College - earned the Eagles their first regional ranking in program history, when they were ranked ninth in the Sept. 16, 2008, adidas/NSCAA Middle Atlantic Region rankings. Four Juniata players were named All-Landmark selections, including the program's first First Team honoree in Melissa Johnson.
McKenzie's 2007 squad set new benchmarks for Juniata women's soccer, as the team posted a 9-6-3 overall record with a 2-2-2 mark in Landmark Conference play. The Eagles earned the first post-season berths in program history, reaching the quarterfinals of the Landmark Conference Championship and then receiving a slot in the ECAC Division III South Region Tournament. Two Juniata players earned All-Landmark Conference honors in the league's inaugural season.
The 2006 edition of the Eagles established a new program record for wins in a season, and reached double figures in wins for the first time as the Eagles went 10-8-1. Juniata has earned six or more victories in seven of his eight seasons, after never reaching the six-victory plateau in any of the program's first six years. The team has claimed at least one All-Conference honor each season since 2001, after never earning an All-Conference honor in the previous seven seasons.
McKenzie recently completed a term as chair of the NCAA Division III Women's Soccer Committee, after serving as a member of the committee since 2006. In this role, McKenzie directed the NCAA championship tournament selection process and served as an NCAA administrator at all regional championship matches and at the NCAA national championship tournament. In addition to the championship responsibilities, the committee acts on all legislation that involves Division III women's soccer.
McKenzie, a 1984 graduate of the State University of New York, College at Brockport, was the women's soccer coach at Southern Vermont College from 1992 until arriving on College Hill. During that time, he established a 60-71-10 overall record for a .461 winning percentage. He took charge of a program that had only been in existence since 1988 and within two years had the Mountaineers claiming the institution's first-ever conference title in a women's sport. More impressive was his overall record his final four years (36-31-7), including three 10-win campaigns, and the fact that Southern Vermont advanced to the post-season tournament in each year of conference affiliation under McKenzie.
McKenzie received his national coaching diploma from the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) in 1996, as well as his advanced national coaching diploma in 1998. He accepted his goalkeeping institute diploma from the NSCAA in 1998. McKenzie has been affiliated with the NSCAA along with the United States Soccer Federation (USSF).
In addition to his soccer duties, McKenzie is Juniata's assistant athletic director with responsibility for NCAA compliance. He also supervise's Juniata's intramural programs, coordinates scheduling of outdoor facilities, and serves as the department's liaison with club sports teams.
McKenzie resides in Huntingdon with his wife Renata and their two daughters, Kirstin, who will attend Juniata College in the fall, and Shannon.