Former Clovis star Courtney Scott hired as Maryland softball coach

Former Clovis High standout Courtney Scott has joined her older sister in college softball's head coaching ranks.

Scott was hired Tuesday to take over the program at the University of Maryland, which is leaving the Atlantic Coast Conference for the Big Ten in 2015. Amanda Scott, the former Fresno State All-American, coaches at Roosevelt University, a NAIA school in Chicago. They are the daughters of Fresno City College baseball coach Ron Scott.

"I am incredibly excited about the vision and direction of the athletic department as it transitions into the Big Ten," Courtney Scott said in a news release. "The University of Maryland has tremendous resources academically, athletically and geographically and I look forward to leading the softball program into a new era."

Courtney Scott has been an assistant at the Division I level for eight seasons, including 2009 and 2010 at Maryland. She spent the past four seasons at Louisville, helping the Cardinals go 176-60 and make four NCAA Tournament appearances.

Scott, who also assisted at Oklahoma for two years, has been a part of staffs on teams that have made the NCAA Tournament seven times.

She was a two-time all-state catcher at Clovis before becoming an All-American at Cal, which she led to four Women's World Series appearances, including the 2002 national title.

Scott is the second former Cougar to land a D-I coaching job this week, after Alex Tirapelle was hired to coach wrestling at Penn on Monday.

Amanda Scott wrapped up her second season at Roosevelt this spring, going 17-32 and finishing eighth in the 12-team Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference. She's 31-58 overall.