Scott family begins a new chapter in their families basketball legacy

Theresa Scott ready to make her own mark in the Southern Colorado hoops scene
Posted at 11:17 PM, May 31, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-01 03:15:07-04

MONUMENT — If you have been to Lewis Palmer High School, you know of the Scott brothers.

Yes - I am talking about that basketball family of Josh, Jordan, Jonathan, Joseph and Joel, who have brought three boys' basketball state champions back to L-P.

But now, there is another Scott looking to continue to the family legacy.

"I was joking actually with several people like this is really funny," explained Theresa Scott, the mother of the five Scott brothers. "Who would think I would be hanging on the coat tales of my boys?"

Otherwise known as mom to her five boys, Theresa Scott now can also call herself the head coach for historically good girls basketball program at Air Academy High School.

"All of a sudden I am sitting there and I say I want to coach again. but in my mind I said it was time," said Scott. "Then I didn't think anymore about it until this job came up."

Scott's basketball resume is nothing to just gloss over.

She led the Air Force women's basketball program in scoring in the 1983-84 season. The hope is to bring some of that same type of an intense, yet precise style of play to the Kadets.

"They're a feisty group and they don't quit," said Scott. "I like that, I see tons of potential."

A born and bred Indiana native, Theresa has been around basketball all her life. Her youngest son Joel even said it was just a matter of time before she was back on the court, but the real question: is there pressure to keep up the Scott family legacy?

"She is the one who always tell us to not put pressure on ourselves," said Joel, who won a state title with the Rangers in 2019. "I think she is going to do great. I do not think she has anything to worry about."

So could there be a state championship in the next 5 years?

"We will see," said Joel with a smirk.

At the end of the day for Scott, it will not be about wins or losses or even the amount of state championships won. She took this job to do what she always done: make an impact on young peoples lives, a passion she can now extend beyond her sons.

"The reason I took this job was because I want to build a program," explained Scott. "How do you not do competitive sports and not want to win? Well, I want to win by doing the right things well and that winning will happen."