Scott Nesbit  
  Head Coach  
  24th Season in 2012-13  
Hometown: Edina, Minn.
Alma Mater: UW-Eau Claire
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 Division III Championships (highest finish 8th)... Danielle Niska competed in NCAA Division III Championships twice, reaching the round of 16 in 1991.
1992:
Men's team starters consisted of all seniors, Jeff Erickson qualified for NCAA Division III Championships.
1994:
Kaelie Rivers in singles and Krista Miller in doubles qualified for nationals. Kaelie reacehd the quarterfinals making her an All-American.
1998-1999:
John Campbell qualified for fall antionals and finished fifth.
2008: Mens's amd women's team finished as MIAC play-offs runner ups.
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 24th 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, both of which are students at St. Olaf.


The Ole Women Under Scott Nesbit
Season Overall Pct. MIAC Pct. MIAC Place (Tourn)
1989          
1990          
1991          
1992         4th
1993          
1994         3rd
1995         6th
1996          
1997         3rd
1998         2nd
1999         2nd
2000         2nd
2001         3rd
2002          
2003 9-7 .563 6-4 .600 5th
2004 7-8 .467 5-5 .500 6th
2005 10-8 .556 5-5 .500 6th
2006 8-8 .500 6-4 .600 5th
2007 8-9 .471 5-5 .500 6th
2008 6-8 .429 5-5 .500 6th
2009 14-6 .700 8-2 .800 3rd
2010 12-5 .706 8-2 .800 3rd
2011 13-5 .722 8-2 .800 3rd
2012 11-4 .733 7-3 .700 3rd (2nd)
Total 98-68 .590 63-37 .630 ---