Scott Nesbit  
  Head Coach  
  26th Season in 2013-14  
 
 
Hometown: Edina, Minn.
Alma Mater: UW-Eau Claire '79
E-mail: nesbit@stolaf.edu
Office Phone: 507-786-3812
 
 

THE NESBIT FILE
1989: Hired at St. Olaf.
1990-1992: Women's team qualified for NCAA Championships (highest finish 8th).
1992:
Men's team starters consisted of all seniors, Jeff Erickson qualified for nationals.
1994:
Kaelie Rivers in singles and Krista Miller in doubles qualified for nationals. Kaelie reached the quarterfinals making her an All-American.
1998-1999:
John Campbell qualified for fall nationals and finished fifth.
2008: Mens's and women's team finished as MIAC play-offs runner ups; Both teams make ITA All-Academic teams.
2009:Men finish 5th in regular season; Women finish 3rd; Women reach MIAC play-off finals.
2010: Kaelie Rivers first woman tennis player inducted into the St. Olaf Hall of Fame; Mens and Women's team ITA (Intercollegiate Athletic Assosciation) All-Academic teams. Women had a 3.96 team year average GPA and men 3.61; Abby Ho first St. Olaf woman recipient of the Dave Hauck Award for academics, athletics, and extra curricular activities.
Scott Nesbit is in his 26th year of full-time work at St. Olaf College. He is the men's and women's tennis coach and teaches in the Physical Education department. He is the faculty advisor for the St. Olaf FCO (Fellowship of Christian Oles) group.

Prior to his time at St. Olaf, Nesbit and his wife lived in the Chicago area. He was the women's tennis coach at Wheaton College and the men's coach at North Central College. Scott received a Master's degree in Physical Education from the University of Illinois at Chicago. He was the assistant women's coach at UIC for two years when he was a graduate student. In addition, Nesbit taught at various tennis clubs as a USPTA (United States Professional Teacher's Association) tennis teaching professional. He taught at DuPage Racquet Club, Hinsdale Racquet Club, Oakbrook Tennis Club and Butterfield Country Club.

Before the five years that the Nesbits were in Chicago, Scott was a History teacher and tennis and soccer coach at the secondary school level for four years.

Nesbit did his undergraduate studies at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. He graduated in 1979 in History (secondary education) and had a coaching minor. While at UWEC, Scott played four years on the tennis team. He was selected to the NAIA Academic All-American team in 1978. He was also chosen as UWEC's Scholar Athlete of the Year. As of September 24th, 2011, Nesbit will be inducted into the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire's Athletic Hall of Fame.

Nesbit attended Edina East High School in Minnesota. He was a member of two Minnesota state tennis championship teams (1973, 1975). Along with his partner, Billy Arnold, he won the Minnesota state doubles championship in 1975.

Nesbit has also played in USTA (United States Tennis Association) tournaments and leagues for approximately forty years. He has been ranked in the junior and adult age groups. Currently he plays on a USTA 50-year-and-over adult summer league. His teams have qualified for national competition three times.


Scott is married to Elaine and has two daughters, Kate and Stina.


The Ole Men Under Scott Nesbit
Season Overall Pct. MIAC Pct. MIAC Place (Tourn)
1989         5th
1990         4th
1991         4th
1992         3rd
1993         5th
1994         6th
1995         3rd
1996         3rd
1997         3rd
1998         2nd
1999          
2000         3rd
2001         2nd
2002         3rd
2003 4-10 ..286 4-5 .444 7th
2004 9-12 .429 3-6 .333 7th
2005 4-11 .267 3-6 .333 7th
2006 5-13 .278 3-6 .333 7th
2007 4-6 .400 4-5 .444 7th
2008 5-11 .312 4-5 .444 6th (2nd)
2009 10-6 .625 6-3 .667 5th
2010 5-11 ,313 4-5 .444 5th
2011 9-7 .562 6-3 .667 4th
2012 15-4 .789 7-2 .778 3rd (2nd)
2013 6-7 .462 5-4 .555 4th
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